Henry: No malice in Zamora challenge

BY foxsports • September 13, 2010

Karl Henry insists he did not mean to hurt Bobby Zamora after the Fulham striker broke his leg following a tackle from the Wolves midfielder.

Zamora is set to be out for at least four months after being carried off during Fulham's 2-1 win over Wolves at Craven Cottage.

Henry has defended the tackle he made on Zamora and fears Wolves are being unfairly labelled as bullies after Fulham's Clint Dempsey accused him of deliberately injuring Zamora.

"It was disappointing a few of them were trying to have a go at me," said Henry.

"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."

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