When Scottish football was criticized, national team captain Andy Robertson (Liverpool) immediately refuted.
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, a British media outlet, on the 30th (Korean time), Roberterson opened up about Spain’s national soccer team midfielder Rodri (Manchester City) captain who belittled Scottish soccer.
On the 29th, Scotland and Spain had a confrontation in the 2nd round of Group A qualifying for the 2024 German European Football Championship (Euro 2024) at Hampden Park in Glasgow, England.
Prior to the match, it was predicted that Spain, 10th in the FIFA rankings, would easily beat Scotland, 42nd, but the result was the exact opposite. It was a 2-0 win for Scotland.
As midfielder Scott McTominay (Manchester United) scored multiple goals, Scotland achieved a feat of winning against Spain for the first time in 39 years since 1984.
Conversely, despite expecting a smooth victory, Spain’s midfielder Rodriy, who lost face with a blow from Scotland, called Scotland’s football style “garbage” and slammed it high.
After the game, Rodri said: “I know that football is the Scottish way of playing and you have to respect it, but personally I think it’s a little trashy. The Scottish players always wasted their time, and if they provoked or touched us, they collapsed.” .
“I don’t think this is football. I had to keep the game going for the tempo of the game. The referee was supposed to step in, but he didn’t say anything.”
Rodri’s criticism of the country’s style of football went straight to Scotland captain Robertson. 토토사이트
Robertson retorted, “Spain was falling apart. We didn’t mind bumping into players and always wanted to win a physical fight.”
“But I don’t think we crossed the line. We bullied Spain and we played our best game.”
On the other hand, Scotland won both Cyprus-Spain matches and rose to first place (6 points) alone in Group A of the Euro qualifiers.
Spain, who recorded 1 win and 1 loss in the two consecutive matches between Norway and Scotland, was placed second in Group A (3 points), behind Scotland.