Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin offers to fight a journalist
Oleg Blohkin offered a Ukrainian journalist the chance to ‘step outside’ after a row at his post-match press conference.
The Ukraine coach was not pleased with the reporter’s line of questioning after his side’s 1-0 defeat to England and Euro 2012 exit.
He said: “Respect my job. Let’s go this one on one. You want to go with me? Let’s have a man conversation. You should respect that I played football. Did you play football?
“Respect my job and me. I won’t allow anyone to criticise my team, about (Oleh) Gusev or (Andriy) Shevchenko. If you’re a man, go with me. One on one.”
The press conference continued, but once it was wrapped up Blokhin pointed to the journalist and then to the door. The journalist decided against joining the 59-year-old outside.