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

Unorthodox form of encouragement.

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

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.