Thursday February 17 2011
Zanetti stands up for Gattuso

Inter's Javier Zanetti defended Gennaro Gattuso after the Milan man's clash with Joe Jordan. “These things can happen.”

Gattuso has been charged with gross unsporting conduct and risks at least a one-match ban after going head-to-head with Tottenham assistant manager Jordan following the final whistle of Tuesday's Champions League game.

“I saw that he was rather irritable, but these things can happen in a very tense match,” said Inter captain Zanetti.

“Besides, Rino immediately apologised, so we have to take that into account too.”

Milan are nursing their injuries after that 1-0 home defeat, as goalkeeper Christian Abbiati was stretchered off with concussion.

Abbiati resumed training with his teammates today, but Daniele Bonera suffered a toe injury and is expected to be out of this weekend's Serie A match with Chievo.

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