LUCIO: "THANK GOD STEKELENBURG IS OK"

"I've never wanted to hurt a colleague; I'm sorry about what happened"

APPIANO GENTILE – Following the training session the day after the game at the Stadio Meazza against Roma, Lucio gave a brief interview to Marco Barzaghi of Mediaset, saying he was sorry about what happened to Roma goalkeeper, Maarten Stekelenburg, in the 15th minute of Inter v Roma.
Read an excerpt from the interview on inter.it which will be broadcast at 00:20 during Controcampo Linea Notte on Italia 1:

"I saw the recording on tv. It all happened in a matter of seconds. The ball was moving fast because of the wet surface. Stekelenburg was quick to come off his line. I had my eye on the ball and didn't see him diving at my feet. I was concentrating on getting to the ball and didn't realise he had got there so quickly.

At half time I went to see the doctor in the [Roma] changing rooms and he reassured me about his condition. Today, thank God, I heard he had not suffered any serious consequences and I felt better. This morning I talked to Wesley [Sneijder] who knows him and told me he felt better. That was a great relief for me. I've never wanted to injure a colleague in all of my career and I'm sorry about what happened yesterday. Unfortunately these are things that can happen in football."



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