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Karl Henry Targets Barton One Week - Zamora The Next!
Published : 13 Sep 2010 11:20:02Rss feed
Wolves captain Karl Henry, having defended his side's "attack" on bad boy Joey Barton two weeks ago (when the Toon player was singled out for rough treatment from the Wolves players) ... ... Henry insists he did not mean to hurt Fulham striker Bobby Zamora on Saturday after the player underwent an operation over the weekend after sustaining a broken leg which is set to leave the forward out for at least four months. Wolves picked up seven yellow cards, including Christophe Berra's two yellow cards, and Henry blames Joey Barton for the reputation Wolves have earned as thugs trying to kick their way through the Premiership. Henry: "After what happened last week - and that was well publicised with our match against Newcastle - we felt our cards were marked. "It was disappointing a few of them were trying to have a go at me. "They were fine with it until they realised how badly hurt he was, which was a load of rubbish because I didn't try to do anything deliberately. "I never would try to do anything deliberately to hurt anybody. "I was having a go at Dempsey and he was having a go at me. I don't want to hear from another professional that I have gone out to 'do' somebody. That wasn't the case and is disappointing. "It was a fair tackle and I tried to win the ball. I am sorry that I have done any damage to him because that is the last thing I would have wanted. "I know Bobby and we have the same agent. We were away together with the England Under 21s. "I would never go out to hurt anyone, let alone him. I have just tried to win the ball and I could see he was in agony straight away and called the physio." Wolves picked up seven yellow cards, including Christophe Berra's two yellow cards, and Henry fears they are being targeted as an aggressive team. "After what happened last week - and that was well publicised with our match against Newcastle - we felt our cards were marked," added Henry. "We were getting booked for things we didn't think were fouls. A lot of our bookings were unjust. We don't want a reputation of being bullies. It is not the way we go out to play."