Rodri slams Scotland’s ‘rubbish’ tactics as Spain fall in shock: ‘It’s not football’
odri lashed out at Scotland’s ‘dumb’ tactics as Spain fell to a shock defeat at Hampden Park.
Scott McTominay scored twice, his second brace in the space of three days, as Scotland claimed their first victory over Spain since 1984 to take six points from six at the start of their European Cup qualifying campaign. Euro 2024.
It was a turbulent encounter, with both sets of players showing a willingness to go to ground and Scotland doing all they could in the second half to slow things down and score the seconds. The Spanish players let themselves be shaken up more and more as the match progressed.
There were a number of confrontations throughout the game, including one between Andy Robertson and Pedro Porro, which saw the Tottenham man booed with every touch by the tartan army before being replaced at halftime.
It was only the third time Spain had been beaten in a qualifier since 2006, and their first in European qualifying for nine years, but they remain big favorites in Group A and comfortably book their place in Germany next summer.
However, Rodri was less than impressed with what he perceived to be Scotland’s time-wasting tactic and the referee’s response to it, as he slammed Steve Clarke’s side after the game .
“It’s the way they play – for me it kind of sucks,” the Manchester City midfielder told Viaplay.
“It’s always wasting time, they provoke you, they always fall. For me, it’s not football.
“The referee has to take part in this, but he didn’t say anything. It’s a bit frustrating because you want to win and it’s difficult because they waste time, waste time.
“That’s how it is. They have their guns, we have our guns and we’ll learn for next time.