Gattuso admits: “I lost my head”

Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso admitted he was at fault for his touchline fracas with Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan after the Champions League last 16 tie.
I Rossoneri lost 1-0 to the English visitors at the Giuseppe Meazza courtesy of an 80th minute winner from 6’7 striker Peter Crouch but the game was overshadowed by Gattuso’s indiscipline.
During the second half, with the score even the midfielder had an altercation with Jordan, pushing the former Portsmouth assistant coach in the throat as the match threatened to boil over.
Former Arsenal player, Mathieu Flamini’s two-footed lunge on Vedran Corluka was labeled “horrendous” by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp. The Croatian defender was stretchered off after the challenge but Flamini escaped with only a yellow card.
An entertaining and passionate encounter was decided when Aaron Lennon led a lightning counter-attack that saw Crouch slide the ball home past a helpless Marco Amelia, on for Christian Abbiati after the Milan no.1 suffered an early head injury.
However, Tottenham’s first-leg triumph was tainted following the final whistle when Gattuso confronted Jordan and appeared to head-butt the 59 year old.
Speaking after the game, Gattuso said, “I lost control. There is no excuse.” The 33 year old World Cup winner added he would accept any punishment for his actions.

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