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Ranieri fumes at Fulham star

30th December 2018, 01:59 by Michael Holland

Claudio Ranieri has blasted Fulham star Aboubakar Kamara after he ignored penalty instructions and then missed the kick.

Fulham secured three vital points with a 1-0 win against relegation rivals Huddersfield when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in stoppage time, having earlier been ignored by Kamara as the club's senior penalty taker before his tame effort was saved by Jonas Lossl at 0-0.

Kamara had earlier this month scored from the penalty spot in the 4-1 defeat at Manchester United but the 67-year-old Ranieri was uncharacteristically incensed that he "thought only of himself" - and could yet drop him for something he insists he has never previously encountered.

"It is not possible to explain what happened after we got the penalty, or maybe I should say it is easy when a man thinks only of himself," the Fulham manager said.

"It is not right. He didn't respect me, the club, his team-mates, the crowd. He took the ball, and just said 'I want to shoot'. He didn't listen to reason.

"I have spoken a little to him. I think he didn't understand what I said. Mitrovic was the designated taker, but Kamara scored our last penalty and took it on himself, 'I am the man'.

"He did not apologise, he just told me 'I wanted to shoot'. I said to him 'If the whole team just said I want to shoot, what would happen?' It is impossible to speak to this man."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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