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PORTUGAL 1 - ISLANDIA 1

Cristiano Ronaldo: “Iceland only tried to defend, they were lucky”

Ronaldo was less than flattering about Iceland after they managed a historic draw against his Portugal side in Group F of Euro 2016. "They celebrated like they had won the Euros".

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Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Ronaldo has drawn severe criticism for his post-match comments after Portugal failed to overcome a resolute Icelandic challenge. Nani's 31st minute goal was cancelled out by Thor Bjarnason in the 51st on a historic night for the smallest nation to ever qualify, score a goal and win a point at Europe's prestigious national continental competition.

Ronaldo had this to say about Iceland post-match 

“They celebrated like they had won the Euro cup or something, that's a small mentality. That's why they'll do nothing … Iceland only tried to defend, they had two chances and then did not try to score."

The Result 

“It's normal to have a difficult opening game. It's not just us, it's happened to Spain, France, to everyone… We'll win the next game and we'll qualify”.

Position

“I played on the left, on the right, I had to change position with Nani, play coming in from wide positions and try to bring some mobility. All the changes of position need a bit of time to adapt”.

Fitness

“Physically I felt good and I'll be better again in the coming games. I'll do more. I believe we're going to get better and we'll go through”.

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