Iceland defender Kari Arnason has exercised his right to reply to Cristiano Ronaldo’s bitchy quips in which the freshly-creosoted forward accused Portugal’s maiden Euro 2016 opponents of being “small time”.
Ronaldo failed to make any in-roads against an Iceland team who manfully slogged their way to a 1-1 draw, with the Real Madrid man huffing, puffing and offering a series of his frustrated pouts toward the big screen throughout the match to no avail.
“He’s just a sore loser,” Arnason told reporters after the final whistle.
“He didn’t want to lose the game. What does he expect – for us to play like Barcelona against him? He fannies about and dives around.
“Obviously we were the underdog, we played like the underdog and we were unlucky not to win the game.”
Too right. Iceland did a fine, disciplined job of containing Portugal and Ronaldo and even bagged themselves a big point into the bargain. What’s not to love?*
(*says the man who has them in the office sweepstake)