Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pepe Denies Deliberately Hit Messi

MADRID - Real Madrid defender Pepe has released an official statement indicating that he was not trying to intentionally injure the Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.
In the first leg match in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals which took place at the Santiago Bernabeu, which ended with the victory of the Blaugrana 1-2, an incident which invite the attention of many parties. Pepe's first camera caught accidentally rammed his foot to Messi, who was dropped after ditekel Jose Callejon.
Then, the Portugal international was still not satisfied and stepped on the hand that made Messi's Argentina international players moaning in pain. The referee did not see the incident.
"With regard to the incident involving Leo Messi, it was unintentional actions. But even still, if Messi offended, I apologize because I only intend to defend my team," said Pepe in the club's official website as reported by Goal, Friday (20 / 1 / 2012).
28-year-old defender was also evasive when he had a personal grudge against a player who has just been named the world's best players for the third time in succession that. Pepe admitted only exert all his strength when it comes down in the match.
"I gave my whole body and soul in a match, and never terbesit in my head to hurt your opponent or my colleagues," he explained.
Both of these players will come face to face again when Los Blancos undergoing second-leg match at the headquarters of Barcelona, the Nou Camp stadium on Wednesday next week.


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