""I would just like to say to the public that I'm very sorry they had to see such a thing. I've never done it before and it will never happen again."
Television replays showed
Zidane said, "I landed on my feet, but a bit awkwardly for my knee and I was a little bit angry then, but I've never done anything like this before and I'm glad to say the horse is OK after it", referring to Materazzi as a horse.
Italian media has said that Materazzi does have some horse like qualities, but have asked Zidane how he got to know?