Hutton rejects injury claim

23 October 2008 09:25
Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has rejected claims from Thomas Sorensen that he intentionally made contact with the Stoke City goalkeeper's head during Sunday's 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium. Sorensen required stitches to a head wound after the pair contested a loose ball and afterwards the Denmark keeper claimed Hutton could 'easily have avoided hitting' him. The Potters keeper also suggested he was lucky not to lose the sight in his eye following the 66th minute flashpoint. However, Scotland full-back Hutton insists the collision was accidental and has hit back at Sorensen's claims. "At first I did not even think that I had caught him but I have seen the incident again," he told The Sun. "What Sorensen has said leaves a wee bit of a sour taste in my mouth as it was unintentional. "I never went out there to cut anybody and for someone to come out and say I did it on purpose is not nice. "But that is Sorensen's opinion and there is nothing I can do about it. "I have been in that position myself and I would never go out to harm anybody. It's harsh for him to say I did because I have said sorry and I totally mean that. "I wouldn't put the blame on anybody for the tackles on me because football is a contact sport and these things happen, but I would like to say sorry again."

Source: ESA