‘This is not football’ – Carvajal criticises Iran tactics

first_imgWorld Cup ‘This is not football’ – Carvajal criticises Iran tactics Jamie Smith 06:20 6/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Dani Carvajal Getty Images World Cup Spain Iran v Spain Iran Even though a fortunate Diego Costa strike earned the Roja a 1-0 win over their plucky opponents, the right-back hit out at their tactics. Dani Carvajal described Iran’s tactics as “disloyal” even though Spain recorded their first World Cup win.Diego Costa’s fortunate goal settled a tight contest in Kazan, moving Spain level on points with Portugal at the top of Group B.Iran had a goal disallowed following a VAR review, while Mehdi Taremi was among those to miss chances for Carlos Queiroz’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Real Madrid right-back Carvajal, though, felt Iran’s defensive tactics were over-the-top, while hitting out at what he perceived to be play-acting.”The team sits back and that is a tactical strategy that is part of the game,” Carvajal said. “But the injuries are simulated.”This is not football, it is disloyal, but everyone there with their conscience.”All to play for in Group B for #POR #ESP and #IRN in the final round of fixtures… #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/75h32KvqE6— FIFA World Cup  (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018Carjaval is now hoping future opponents at Russia 2018, starting with Morocco in their Group B closer, are more ambitious in their play.”It has been hard for us to open the door,” Carvajal added. “But we kept the clean sheet despite the chances they have had – they are three very important points.”We are a team that plays direct, open and I hope we do not have rivals that put many players in their area.”last_img

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