Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi He says he and Fulham’s match winner Manor Solomon will be united forever thanks to their shared experience of escaping the war in pieces. Ukraine.
Solomon inflicts professional pain on his ex-wife Shakhtar Donetsk The Cottagers hit a dramatic late kick as the boss took a 1-0 win over the Seagulls at Amex Stadium on Saturday.
The Israeli winger was embraced by De Zerbi before entering the field as a substitute in the 82nd minute of the duo’s first encounter after fleeing the Russian occupation.
“I’m sorry for the result, but I’m happy for him,” De Zerbi said. “We stayed together for seven months and it was a bad moment for us.
“We will remember that moment for the rest of our lives.
He was an opponent in the game for me, but after the game he is my friend, my player and I can’t forget the past.”
Solomon punched a sucker two minutes later at Brighton, who replaced Andreas Pereira.
A frustrating afternoon for De Zerbi, who dominated the side and recorded 21 tries, ended with the embarrassment of being shown a red card after he scolded referee Darren England after the full-time whistle.
The Italian referee was outraged by England’s attitude and behavior after a week of meeting with referee chief Howard Webb and criticized the overall management standard in the Premier League.
He also struck at the level of wastage in top flight as he criticized Fulham’s tactics.
“Before working in the Premier League, I thought it was only in Italy and Latinos to waste time, but it wasn’t.
“Every game there is an incredible waste of time.
“I would rather lose this game for that because this game will be important to win many other games in the future.”
Fulham struggled in the absence of injured top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, seldom threatening before the final corner.
Still, Solomon’s second goal in many games was enough to elevate the west London club to sixth place to raise above the hosts and boost European qualifying hopes.
hut boss marco silva Mitrovic must wait to find out if he can get past his hamstring problem in time for Friday’s visit to the Wolves.
“We’ve been evaluating him over the course of the week and we have some doubts about whether we should take the risk,” Silva said.
“Finally, the medical staff told me that he was not available for the match.
“If I may say it, it looks like a minor injury. I don’t know if he will be ready for the next game or just the Leeds game (at the FA Cup on February 28).
“We have to see, it will be important for us to evaluate him over the next few days and see if he’s available.”