Attacked by Mihai Stoica during a press conference, Victor Piturca reacted by launching harsh threats against Steaua’s manager. The former head coach of the national football team called Gigi Becali in order to persuade him that Stoica should be fired. Steaua’s owner however refused. “Piturca called me and told me to sack Stoica. I refused then he told me he will attack me: ‘You’ll see what I’ll do to you too! I’ll tear you to pieces!’ Go ahead, attack me. What are you going to do? How am I at fault? I won’t sack Stoica! Then he hanged up. I was stunned,” Becali stated.