Posted: 31 December 2018
Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri says he ‘wanted to kill’ one of his players after the inexplicable events that almost cost them three points against Huddersfield.
French forward Aboubakar Kamara snatched the ball off team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic and missed a late penalty at Craven Cottage.
The attacking duo argued and designated spot-kick taker Mitrovic was left bewildered by the incident, to the dismay of his teammates and manager.
“He did not respect me, the club, team-mates and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right,” Ranieri told BBC Sport.
Mitrovic, though, rescued the Cottagers with an injury-time winner as he produced a composed finish for his eighth league goal of the season – after being set through by wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon.
“We had a small argument and I think it is my job for penalties. He did not think like this but I respect that. I have done the same in the past.
“I don’t have a problem with this, he missed and that is part of football. He changed the game when he came on in the second half.”
Ranieri added: “I said to Aboubakar Kamara to leave the ball to Aleksandar Mitrovic, he is the man who shoots the penalties. It is unbelievable what he did.
“I wanted to kill him. That is normal when one man takes a ball, only because he scored the last penalty (against Manchester United). It should be Mitrovic, that is it.”
Article by: Staff Reporter
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Author : Staff Reporter
Publish date : 2018-12-31 15:36:49