Izzet sorry over Kanoute tackle
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Turkish midfielder has come in for criticism for the tackle on Kanoute which saw the Frenchman stretchered off at the Walkers Stadium just seconds after scoring the winning goal.
Izzet has apologised to Kanoute for the foul and insists he had no intention of hurting the former West Ham ace.
"I am sorry he is hurt. I've never meant to hurt him in any way. I'm not that sort of player and never have been," said the midfielder.
"There wasn't any malice involved in the tackle. He was a bit too quick for me. I wish him a speedy recovery."