Furious Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri admits he ‘wanted to kill Aboubakar Kamara’ after striker stole penalty off Aleksandar Mitrovic
Claudio Ranieri admitted he ‘wanted to kill Aboubakar Kamara’ after Fulham’s late victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The Frenchman won a penalty for the hosts, but refused to give the ball to designated spot kick specialist Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl saved the effot from 12 yards, but could do nothing to keep out Mitrovic’s late winner.
Although the Italian eventually left Craven Cottage satisfied, the disrespect from Kamara clearly irked the normally cool and collected customer.
“He did not respect me, the club, team-mates and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right,” Ranieri told BBC Sport.
Mitrovic also said of the incident: “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.
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“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.”
Fulham are now unbeaten in their last three games, have kept two clean sheets and moved to within a point of safety.
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