AC Milan’s Mathieu Flamini has no regrets over horror challenge on Vedran Corluka

AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini says that he doesn’t regret the two-footed challenge that he made on Tottenham Hotspur full-back Vedran Corluka during the first Champions League meeting between the two sides.

The two-footed challenge from Flamini on Corluka

Spurs won the game 1-0 but were furious with the challenge by Flamini on Corluka, that proved a forerunner to the angry clashes involving Gennaro Gattuso and Spurs coach Joe Jordan.

Corluka hasn’t played since, due to the ankle damage that he suffered in the two-footed lunge by the Frenchman, labelled by Spurs manager Harry Redknapp as ‘horrendous’ but Flamini says he has no regrets.

“People can say what they want but I went for the ball,” Flamini told BBC Sport, prior to Wednesday’s second leg which will take place at White Hart Lane.

“I’m sorry he got injured, but I don’t have any regrets.

“Football is a physical game and sometimes things like that can happen,” the 25-year-old continued.

“I went to the dressing room after and apologised, what more can I do?

“When you play at this level there is full commitment and it’s not your aim to injure someone.

“I give everything on the pitch and my style will never change.”

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