The coach of the national team of Romania admitted in an interview for “Evenimentul Zilei” that he was guilty for the failure of the Romanian team to qualify for the World Cup 2010, yet he claimed that he was the victim of a conspiracy.
Victor Piturca considered that he was a victim of the supporters and announced the intention of having a long holiday, if dismissed by Mircea Sandu. “We lost these matches because of the negative expectations regarding our team. Before the game with Serbia, there were a lot of lies published about me and about the team. I was sabotaged. There were infamous attacks and unbearable insults that affected me. I know that many people want to overtake my position, but I never expected them to behave this way.
The avalanche of rumours on an alleged arrangement with the management of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) regarding a possible cancellation of the contract was abruptly stopped: “I had no discussion with the management of the federation after the game with Austria. I am still the coach of this team. I am waiting for Mircea Sandu to call me and to establish an appointment with me. If he dismisses me, I am ready to leave immediately. But I will not hand them my resignation. I will also express my financial expectations, if I am forced to leave,” Piturca declared.