Connect with us

England

England ‘panicked’ says Iceland hero


Nice (France) (AFP) – Iceland hero Ragnar Sigurdsson said England’s over-confidence caused their humiliating 2-1 defeat to the Nordic minnows and they “panicked” in one of the most stunning football upsets.

“They thought this would be a walk in the park,” said Sigurdsson, who scored Iceland’s first goal.

“But we had faith in our ability,” he said.

Roy Hodgson’s side crashed out of Euro 2016 after the 30-year-old defender cancelled out Wayne Rooney’s fourth-minute opener.

“I think its the second or third goal scored with long throw, its one of our weapons that we use a lot, so no surprise there,” he said. 

Then Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s tame shot squirmed past England goalkeeper Joe Hart for an 18th-minute winner.

“We didn’t feel that they created any chances,” said Sigurdsson.

“Kane had an opportunity and headed straight at our goalkeeper. A lot that we were heading away, long shots from distance we were keeping clear. I wasn’t really stressed apart from the last minute,” he said.

The last minutes were “a bit difficult”.

“They started off very well with great power and got an early goal, but I think they were a little bit shocked by the equaliser and the 2-1 goal straight after, I think they panicked a little bit,” he said.

“I think (England) are obviously a good team and tried hard but as you know its not easy to score a goal against Iceland.”

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
  • Includes USA, NBC, FOX, FS1 + more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in England

Translate »