Claudio Ranieri raging at Kamara despite 1-0 win
Football-29 December 2018 22:58 GMT
Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri rage was all there to see with his claim that he “wanted to kill” Aboubakar Kamara. The forward snatched the ball off designated penalty taker Aleksandar Mitrovic and missed a late penalty against Huddersfield before the Serbian scored the winner in stoppage time.
Kamara won the penalty on 82 minutes but was denied by Jonas Lossl diving to the left of the keeper and keeping his side in the game but was denied as a counter attack lead to Mitrovic latches on to a precise through ball from Ryan Sessegnon to strike low under the keeper.
“He did not respect me, the club, team-mates and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right,” Ranieri told BBC Sport.
“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.”
Mitrovic told BBC Sport: “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.”