After failing in the seemingly easy task of taking down Euro newcomers Iceland, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was livid and took out his frustration on Iceland fans who celebrated the 1-1 draw as a win.
Ronaldo complained about Iceland’s refusal to try and take more chances and their decision to defend the majority of the game.
“Iceland only tried to defend. They had two chances and then did not try to score,” Ronaldo said, per the Daily Mirror.
The strategy worked as Ronaldo was kept on ice, failing to register a goal, and Iceland found an equalizer in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw in their first-ever Euro appearance – earning celebrations from players and supporters alike during the goal and after the match.
“They celebrated like they had won the Euro cup or something. That’s a small mentality. That’s why they’ll do nothing.”
Meanwhile, Iceland native Thor Bjornsson – who portrays the character “The Mountain” Ser Gregor Clegane in Game of Thrones, took to Instagram to celebrate the historic result
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