Daum explains crazy bus action
Christoph Daum is hard in the criticism after the missed World Cup-qualifying with Romania. An ex-player takes a curious bus action as his theme, which the coach now explains. After missing out on a chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with Romania, coach Christoph Daum is currently facing a lot of criticism, with the youngest coming from Gabriel Torje’s own camp – and it’s very curious:”Once we had to get off the bus and push it. Five men first, then all the players. I said,”Where are we?” Are we in kindergarten,”mocked the midfielder in the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor, and in the picture Daum said, explaining how the unusual action came about:”I had asked the team:’ Do you dare to pull a 35-ton bus uphill a little bit? It was a motivational measure to show the players that they can also create seemingly impossible things if all of them pull together in the truest sense of the word. According to the picture, the bus campaign took place last March during the training camp in Bucharest before the World Cup qualifying match against Denmark, and Torje went one step further in his accusations:”Daum wanted players who don’t say anything, who keep their heads lowered that they’re not kidding. After the missing World Cup qualification, Daum doesn’t surprise all the criticism that arises:” Basically, there are many things that are said and written that are supposed to discredit me and my work, but that are without any basis. And some players who may be disappointed are now adopting this as their own “We are in a reform process and we have already taken many things on the right track. But there are many voices in the environment of the association who prefer to go a’ Romanian way’. The Bureau must now decide for itself which way it wants to go. This will be a acid test if I continue to be reckoned with,”said Daum before the upcoming elections in the association and about his – more than openly – future as Romania’s national coach, whose fate will not be decided until the end of next week at the earliest.