Sunday, 10 June 2018

Vardy Speaks On How Iceland Shocked England At Euro 2016

While speaking in an exclusive interview with Dailymail UK, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy explained that England's inadequate preparation before their round of 16 match against debutant Iceland at the 2016 European Championships in France led to its shock outlet in the hands of the minnows.


Although England took the lead from the penalty spot through Wayne Rooney, Iceland continued to win 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals at the expense of an English team full of stars.

Iceland will make its first appearance at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, where it will be raffled in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia.

Vardy, who is on the team of the Three Lions for the World Cup, reflected on how they were expelled by Iceland two years ago.

"The euros were low for English football, I do not think we were prepared for any eventuality, when we scored a goal against Iceland, we did not know what to do, many of us just hoped to win, we were not ready for the game, and it went wrong.

"We just did not know what to do to get back into the game when we were late because we had not planned it."

"It's different now, I think if you asked each player what the difference is, they would say that we are prepared as a team for each situation."

The Super Eagles must face Iceland in their second match Russia 2018 on June 22.

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