Fast prevailed thanks to the goals scored in the first half by Rrahmani (5′) and Burmese (45+2′). Steel managed to reduce the handicap in the end, after Cisotti’s goal, from the 87th minute, but it was not enough.
Dorinel Munteanu, racist slip after the match with Rapid: “Some are a little more tanned”
At the end of the match, Dorinel Munteanu declared himself very disappointed by the failure that seriously diminishes Oțelu’s chances in the play-offs. The Galatasaray coach also criticized a statement by the goalkeeper Relu Stoian, who said that the Steel players felt the pressure from Giulesti.
At the end of the interview, when he was asked about an alleged conflict with Rapid fans, Dorinel Munteanu made a racist allusion.
“I am very disappointed with this defeat. I saw two completely different halves today, one in which Rapid took advantage of 2-3 personal mistakes and scored. In the first goal, the central defender lost a ball and the opponents scored. The second , a fantastic shot that made the difference These two chances made the difference as the second half was all ours but we failed to be more dangerous.
Who said fear? Who? There was no fear. For what fear? It was the most beautiful to play. Probably Stoian didn’t play at this level, but I can’t believe that was the reason for the defeat. Everyone thinks in their own way, but it is clear that our thought of catching the play-off is getting further and further away.
What should Relu Stoian do with the second goal? It was empty in the vincul. Do you want me to highlight the gap or what? He had nothing to do in either the first or the second. We scored the goal too late and there was nothing we could do.
Today, some players totally let me down. I had a lot of faith in them, but it’s clear that it’s my responsibility. Let’s see what else we can get out of these six games.
The most fantastic officiating I’ve ever had as a coach and player. The best of my career! I’m not being ironic, I’m being honest. I have never seen such a communicative referee. I could get 10 yellow cards, but I don’t know why he didn’t give me. He was so jovial with us, with the opponents’ time delays. That’s how it seemed to me, the refereeing was very, very good, extraordinary!
(no – about a conflict with Rapid fans) I didn’t have any conflict. Their vocabulary is one to match. What to say? I’ve known the Rapid fans for a long time, they create an extraordinary atmosphere, but I’m probably not likeable to them. Not all of them, a few were like that.. a little more tanned”said Dorinel Munteanu.
For Oțelul, it was the first away defeat this season. The Galatians are in 11th place, with 28 points, five lengths behind the last position leading into the play-offs.