Cambiasso: I did not have the intention to hurt Giovinco

The Argentine was dismissed after a late lunge on the Bianconeri attacker, but has stressed it was an unfortunate accident rather than a deliberate foul
Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has apologised for his horror tackle on Juventus' Sebastian Giovinco in Saturday's 2-1 Serie A loss at the Giuseppe Meazza and insisted that he had no intention to injure the Italy international.

The combative midfielder received a straight red card after a bad lunge on Giovinco in the closing stages of the match, but Cambiasso has stressed he did not mean to harm the forward.

"Fortunately nothing bad happened to him. I think that everything I have done in the past demonstrates that I never have the intention to hurt someone," Cambiasso was quoted as saying on the official Inter website.

"My past speaks for itself, and they all understood the situation right away. It was an accident.

"After what had happened on the pitch, I immediately went to the Juventus dressing room to make sure he was okay. Things could have been bad due to my foul."

Inter have dropped to seventh place in the Serie A table following Saturday's defeat.