Manchester City’s Rodri slams Scotland’s “rubbish” tactics after Spain suffers shock defeat at Hampden Park
Spain midfielder Rodri was left disappointed after Scotland’s “time-wasting” tactics led to their victory against his team at Hampden. In a post-match interview, the Manchester City star criticized the underhand tactics of Scotland, suggesting they constantly fell and wasted time, which he stated was “not football.” While appreciating Scotland’s defiance, Rodri called on the referee to tackle these issues.
Scott McTominay seals an epic win for Scotland
Despite Rodri’s frustration, Scotland displayed impressive football skills, with United rival Scott McTominay scoring two epic goals. This victory saw Steve Clarke’s men secure Germany next summer, with Spain left to ponder over their missed opportunities. Always fighting, Spain was disappointed with their inability to convert good moves into goals but vowed to learn from their mistakes and bounce back.
Is Scotland’s approach a cause for concern?
Some have suggested that Scotland’s tactics are a cause of concern, including using questionable falling techniques to win fouls and waste time. While it might appear to work in the short term, such gameplay does not add value to the sport, and players could see their legitimacy questioned. Maintaining playing etiquette is critical to the success of the game, and Rodri’s comments are a call to action for referees to be more stringent in such areas.
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