Stoke striker Crouch holds no Coloccini grudge

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch holds no grudge against Fabricio Coloccini ahead of their clash with Newcastle United.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch holds no grudge against Fabricio Coloccini ahead of their clash with Newcastle United.

Crouch has cleared the Argentinian of any blame after watching a tape of the aerial clash which cost him three front teeth during Stoke's 2-1 victory over Newcastle in November.

He told The Sentinel: "As you can see from when I clobbered him in the face, that wasn't meant either.

"I felt so guilty after and went in to apologise because I know what it feels like.

"And I certainly don't attach any blame to Coloccini.

"My nose was a bit wonky at Liverpool and I had it put right after a knock – and my teeth weren't ideal until I had them knocked out and repaired – so I'm slowly improving as I get older!"

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