Angry Ronaldo rips into Iceland’s “small mentality” after EURO opening draw

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Cristiano Ronaldo does not understand the disparity between his Portugal side and the EURO tournament debutants they drew on Tuesday.

Iceland was dominated by managed a 1-1 draw against Portugal on Tuesday thanks in large part to terrific goalkeeping. It also helped that Ronaldo put a pair of late free kicks right into the Iceland wall.

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Ed Malyon is the Spanish and European correspondent for the Daily Mirror, and he’s got some startling reaction from Ronaldo after the match. Some is on-point, and some is obtuse.

That’s small-time from Ronaldo, even if it’s rooted in truth. Some things are best left unsaid, and if the Portuguese captain is that wrapped up in roasting a small nation that just pulled off more than some were expecting for the whole group stage, then it’s no wonder Portugal has underachieved in his tenure “in charge”.

And The Mountain is not going to be amused by CR7’s comments.