Tottenham Hotspur defender Alan Hutton has offered Stoke City's Thomas Sorensen a public apology after his challenge left the goalkeeper requiring 12 stitches.
Scotland international Hutton caught the Dane near the eye in the Potters' 2-1 win over Spurs last Sunday as he went for a loose ball.
Sorensen was forced to be replaced after the challenge and on Monday he stated Hutton could 'easily have avoided hitting' him.
Hutton is adamant that the collision was unintentional, but has reiterated that he is sorry for the physical harm caused.
The full-back said in The Sun: "At first I did not even think that I had caught him but I have seen the incident again.
"What Sorensen has said leaves a wee bit of a sour taste in my mouth as it was unintentional.
"I never went out there to cut anybody and for someone to come out and say I did it on purpose is not nice.
"But that is Sorensen's opinion and there is nothing I can do about it."
He added: "I have been in that position myself and I would never go out to harm anybody. It's harsh for him to say I did because I have said sorry and I totally mean that.
"I wouldn't put the blame on anybody for the tackles on me because football is a contact sport and these things happen, but I would like to say sorry again."