Christian awoke to read headlines such as ‘I was an outcast’, ‘I was humiliated’ and ‘I’ve had a nightmare’ — hinting at dissatisfaction with his treatment by Houllier.
Our German recruit was not best pleased, and he asked the question "Is it best to stop giving interviews???
"Yesterday morning (Tuesday) when I opened the newspaper I was very angry to read that apparently I attacked my former trainer, Gerard Houllier of Liverpool.
"This is not true! That is a lie!"
Christian points out that his only major disappointment of his spell at Anfield was his lack of involvement in the two major Cup finals at the end of last season, the FA Cup final in Cardiff and the UEFA Cup final in Dortmund.
"I did not criticise Gerard Houllier, but I expressed my disappointment about the lack of consideration to let me play in the Cup finals.
"That’s it. And now I would like to be left alone — so I can concentrate on Tottenham Hotspur."
Christian Ziege has voiced his disappointment that the thoughts he expressed at his press conference on Monday were translated into an attack on Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier in Tuesday’s newspapers.