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Fulham Striker Hugo Rodallega Slams ‘Disrespectful’ Boss Rene Meulensteen

Colombian hits out at his manager after midweek Cup exit. 

Fulham front man Hugo Rodallega has accused new head coach Rene Meulensteen of not respecting him after the Dutchman substituted the player in Tuesday night’s shock FA Cup loss to Sheffield United, according to reports on Sky Sports.

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The Colombia international was given the hook by the Cottagers boss after an hour at Craven Cottage in a cup tie that the struggling Premier League outfit went on to lose 1-0 following  Shaun Miller’s last-minute winner for the visitors.

And now the 28-year-old has criticised Meulensteen for not keeping him on for longer, telling Colombian TV show Kick Off: “I have no relationship with the new manager and I think he has been disrespectful to me.

“He always keeps his forwards on whether or not they are playing well, so I don’t know why he has done this to me. It broke my heart.

“I’ve never gone through a situation like the one on Tuesday in my whole career. I couldn’t sleep that night.

“I’ve had a good career with no acts of indiscipline anywhere.

“But at that moment I felt rage because I wanted to keep playing.”