Surreal stuff. UTA manager Ionut Popa went after one of his players right at the final whistle of the game, following a missed chance: 'I think I would have killed him if I caught him. He is making fun of us!' pic.twitter.com/392ndAhIFD
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) November 22, 2018
UTA Arad manager Ionuț Popa ran after his side’s right-winger Norbert János after he missed a last-minute chance during the 2-2 draw at Petrolul Ploiești.
While it was far from the most straightforward opportunity, János’s ineffectual effort in stoppage time of the Romanian Liga II match infuriated Popa.
At full-time, he entered the pitch at the Ilie Oană Stadium in pursuit of the 20-year-old, who’s on loan from Hungarian side Ferencváros.
A member of his coaching staff tries and fails to hold him back before Popa is eventually led away by his defender Oualid El Hasni.
Popa told Romanian channel Digi Sport that János will be excluded from the squad due to the “indolence” he shows in training and matches.
The 65-year-old also said:
I think I would have killed him if I caught him. He is making fun of us!
Thursday’s draw left UTA Arad 10th in the table at just shy of the season’s halfway point.