Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was critical of Iceland after the countries’ 1–1 draw on Tuesday.
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was highly critical of Iceland after the countries’ 1–1 draw during the Euro 2016 on Tuesday.
Iceland managed to take a point from Portugal despite being a heavy underdog entering the match. Ronaldo had a chance to win the game for his country on a free kick during extra time in the second half, but couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity.
After the game, Ronaldo criticized his opponent for their style of play.
“Iceland only tried to defend ... they had two chances then did not try to score,” Ronaldo said, per Daily Mirror columnist Ed Maylon. “They celebrated like they had won the Euro cup or something. That's a small mentality. That's why they'll do nothing.”
Iceland defender Kari Arnason later responded to Ronaldo's criticism.
Portugal and Iceland are now tied for second place in Group F, two points behind leader Hungary.