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Richard Sherman: "It was a heated moment"

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is seen on the field during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 29, 2013
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman admits that he regrets his antics in his post-match interview for taking the spotlight away from his teammates following their NFC championship win.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has admitted that he regrets his post-match interview where he criticised San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

The 25-year-old believes that his outburst took the shine of a great team win by his side as they overcame a deficit at half time to beat the 49ers in the NFC championship game to reach the Super Bowl.

"It was a heated moment, it was an intense moment, just made a big play and our team just won a huge game," Sherman told NBC Sports. "I'm a little frustrated by the attention that's not being paid to my teammates. Marshawn Lynch had an incredible game. Earl Thomas had a great game.

"James Carpenter, our D-line, Bobby Wagner had 15 tackles, Doug Baldwin had over 100 yards. I just feel like it's unfortunate that all those things are being overshadowed by what's going on. That's why I apologised, because I think my teammates deserved better."

The Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on February 2.

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013
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