Ranieri has shared his thoughts on Fulham’s missed penalty and narrow win over Huddersfield Town.
“We wanted to win, but I knew it was a difficult match because Huddersfield play with the long ball and play for the second ball and play counterattack,” he said. “But we close very well all the space and the first half was difficult for us to find the solution to go through the middle, because when they press we had to play one, two touches and go straight away. But in the first half we lost a lot of balls, the second half was much better and we created a lot of chances and put them under pressure. We miss a penalty, but in the end I think we deserved to win.”
The manager blasted Kamara for acting selfish however. “The man who should shoot the penalty is Mitrovic, and Kamara did not respect me, the club, the team-mates, the crowd, anybody,” said the Italian. “He take the ball and want to shoot the ball, it is unbelievable. I want to kill him. Luckily for Kamara, Mitrovic was on hand to drill home an injury-time winner to spare his team-mate’s blushes, much to Ranieri’s relief. It was the right moment to score a goal just at the end of the match, it was important for us these three points and it give us a lot of satisfaction for the fight that we did,” he said. “But now we have to think about Arsenal and the other matches.”