Sevilla coach Juande Ramos admits he is still in shock two days after being knocked unconscious by a bottle thrown from the crowd during a Spanish Cup quarter-final against Real Betis.
“I’m still in shock and I’m trying to get over it. The match was heated but I never could imagine that something like that could happen,” he told radio Cadena Ser.
“I don’t remember anything after being struck, nor what happened on the pitch,” he added.
Ramos was hit by the bottle at Betis’ Manuel Ruiz de Lopera stadium after Sevilla had taken a 1-0 lead.
He stumbled on the pitch before falling to the ground and was then carried off on a stretcher. He later regained consciousness, but spent the night in hospital.
The Spanish football federation’s competition committee is expected to announce any punishments later today. The Spanish media have suggested that Betis’ stadium could be closed for up to 12 matches.
“I will accept whatever they decide. After something this serious, serious measures must be taken,” said Ramos.