Date: 27th November 2006 at 10:29am
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Thierry Henry has admitted that his third yellow card picked up against Hamburg ‘wasn’t very clever’ and puts it down to frustration on the pitch.

Henry was walking the tightrope of ridiculous decisions in both ties against CSKA Moscow saw him one card away from suspension. His first card for scoring a goal…..Weird eh!!

However, the captain accepts his suspension and say’s it’s just one of those things.

‘I concede that the booking I picked up wasn’t very clever,’ admitted Henry.

‘It was the result of frustration, but I’m not making excuses – I deserved the yellow card. And of course I am disappointed to be out of the Porto game.’

‘The two yellow cards I picked up against CSKA were not bookings and in fact the first card, well, not only did the ref rule out a perfectly good goal, he booked me for handball! What can you do?’

‘Sometimes these things happen in football and I just had to accept the suspension. We showed great character to come back and win against Hamburg which leaves us in a good position to qualify.’