Sorensen denies bravery jibe

10 November 2008 11:41
Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has denied he claimed Arsenal were lacking bravery in an interview which upset Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Wenger's angry tirade against the Potters in the aftermath of their 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium on November 1 surrounded comments attributed to the Denmark goalkeeper. Responding to the criticism, the Frenchman hit out at the aggressive nature of Tony Pulis' side and accused them of deliberately fouling his players. Speaking last week, Wenger said: "I read that my team were not brave. "All I can say is they are brave and, for me, you need to have more courage to play football when you know that someone is tackling you from behind without any intention to play the ball. "I am not ready to listen to things that are completely untrue and make people who are cowards, for me, look brave." However, Sorensen has denied making inflammatory comments about the Gunners. "The only thing I said was that in that game they lacked something you normally expect from Arsenal," he told The Sentinel. "They didn't look ready for the challenges. I never said they were soft as a team or lacking courage."

Source: ESA