Cristiano Ronaldo blasts Iceland's "small mentality" after they clinch point against Portugal

The Real Madrid star then hit out, claiming Iceland had a small-time mentality because they celebrated a point as if they had won the European title.

"Portugal try to play football and try to win the game", said the 31-year-old Real Madrid star.

"It was hard over the 90 minutes, because they scored one goal and that was after they had put every player behind the ball", fumed Ronaldo. We just try our best, keep the ball all the time and Iceland didn't try anything, they were just "defend, defend, defend" and playing on the counter attack. "Obviously we were the underdog, we played like the underdog and we were unlucky not to win the game", Arnason told Goal.com. It's why I think they will do nothing here. Iceland didn't try nothing, they just defend, defend, defend.

"He had a header in the final minutes of the game and a chance in the first half but otherwise I thought we had him under control".

Saint-Étienne: Portuguese midfielder Nani says his side dominated the game even though they were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Iceland in a Euro 2016 Group F match at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard here.

"You can see how they (Hungary) are progressing as a squad and a team", Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson said.

When it comes to Ronaldo vs. Messi, this Icelandic player has a clear favorite. It's good defending and taking the chances we get.

"We nearly nicked the win so Ronaldo saying we didn't go for it is a contradiction".

"It's a little bit of frustration for us, but this is just the beginning, we're not anxious about that", said the former Manchester United star.

But former Iceland worldwide Hermann Hreidarsson called Ronaldo "petty" and a "sore loser".

The response to his comments were nearly resoundingly negative, considering Iceland has a population of around 330,000 - smaller than the city of Leicester - and that they played out of their skins to get the 1-1 result. He can say whatever he wants.

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