Barbarians turn up to Poli Iași training session to motivate them ahead of match against Cluj
(Image: Twitter/Emanuel Roşu)

VIDEO: Barbarians turn up to Romanian side’s training session to motivate them

Unorthodox form of encouragement.

You have to adore Romanian football. A bunch of friendly barbarians showed up for Poli Iasi's training to encourage the players ahead of the battle vs CFR Cluj this weekend. pic.twitter.com/r4Nm9QoOq2

— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) February 21, 2019

A group of ‘friendly barbarians’ turned up to FC Poli Iași’s training session to offer motivation for Saturday’s Romanian Liga I match against CFR Cluj.

Poli Iași lie 8th out of the fourteen teams in Romania’s top-flight, so they’ll be up against it when league leaders Cluj visit the Stadionul Emil Alexandrescu.

But their players received a boost at training when they were paid a visit by a group of men in fancy dress.

The absolutely fantastic world of Romanian football comes back in style. Poli Iasi chairman made a complaint against the club's 'suspended' owner. Now the club has to pay a 4.5k euros fine. Basically, Poli asked the Football Association's Committees to rule against itself!

— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) February 21, 2019

Proudly bearing weapons, shields and armour, the barbarians approach manager Flavius Stoican after entering through a guard of honour formed by the players.

They squad seem amused by the stunt, but it remains to be seen if it has the desired effect on their matchday performance.