After the disappointing results registered by the national football team in its latest games counting for the World Cup qualifiers (2-2 against Hungary in Budapest and 0-4 against Netherlands in Amsterdam), Romania’s coach held a press conference in order to answer the wave of criticism lately brought against him in the mass-media. “Since I took over the national team I have had 20 games, 10 wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats. If after registering such results with a new team that is in process of being formed you are blamed, not to mention insulted, it’s very difficult to achieve something,” the coach stated according to Digisport. He reminded that his goal is to qualify for EURO 2016, not for next year’s World Cup in Brazil. “I hope we will manage to qualify for the final tournament in Brazil too, but it’s difficult, especially given the fact that we lack human resources.
This championship is one of the weakest in the history of Romanian football. I’m not the only one saying this, other people that know the phenomenon do so too. How could we ask so much from the national team?” the national team’s coach pointed out, underscoring that he is constantly keeping an eye on approximately 70-80 League I players with no result. Professional Football League President Mitica Dragomir was one of Piturca’s loudest critics, asking him to resign if Romania fails to qualify for the World Cup.