Ranieri furious with Kamara despite Fulham’s unbelievable win

Claudio Ranieri was left furious with striker Aboubakar Kamara following the embarrassing argument over a penalty kick at a crucial point in their win over Huddersfield.

Fulham won the game with virtually the last kick of the game with Aleksandr Mitrovic securing a valuable three points for the Whites against their fellow relegation rivals, leaving Claudio Ranieri to describe the goal as ‘important’.

“It was unbelievable. If we had to dream this match, it is important to score in the last minute and that is what we did. It was very important for the victory and the effort,” Ranieri told reporters after the game.

“The first half was very difficult but we could not go through the midfield and we lost a lot of balls. We did much better in the second half with Tom Cairney in the middle.”

However, with the scores locked at 0-0, Fulham were awarded a penalty, with Mitrovic and Kamara left to argue over who would take it. Kamara won the argument, but only to see his spot-kick saved by Jonas Lossl in the Terriers goal.

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Ranieri said that he wanted to kill Kamara, and felt like the French forward had disrespected him.

“I said to Aboubakar Kamara to leave the ball to Aleksandar Mitrovic, he is the man who shoots the penalties. It is unbelievable, he did not respect me, the club, the team and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right.

“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.

“It was a very good ball from Ryan Sessegnon, Mitrovic waited, didn’t go offside and shot very well.

“Another clean sheet is good, it gives more confidence and we have to continue this way.”

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