Iceland might have pulled off one of a biggest shocks in European Championship story by violence England on Monday though joint-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson believes there is some-more to come.
Their overwhelming 2-1 better of England in a final 16, that led antithesis manager Roy Hodgson to resign, sets adult a appetizing strife with hosts France in a quarter-finals.
“We’ve been improving solemnly and, in my opinion… this was a best diversion nonetheless though we still haven’t shown what we can do,” pronounced Hallgrimsson. “Hopefully, a best diversion is nonetheless to come.”
After descending behind to a fourth-minute Wayne Rooney chastisement Iceland leveled roughly immediately by Ragnar Sigurdsson and struck again in a 18th with a Kolbeinn Sigthorsson shot.
While they were forced to urge deeper in a second period, they still had chances, with man-of-the-match Sigurdsson attempting a bicycle kick, a singular steer for a executive defender.
“They (England) suspicion this would be a travel in a park, though we had faith in a ability,” pronounced Sigurdsson. “I consider they panicked. It’s not easy to measure goals opposite Iceland.”
While Iceland a republic of about 330,000 people will be a underdogs opposite France in Paris on Sunday, few would totally order out another upset.
They kick a Netherlands home and divided in subordinate as a Dutch unsuccessful to strech Euro 2016 and in a organisation stages during a finals have drawn with Cristiano Ronald’s Portugal and Hungary and kick Austria, sloping as dim horses before a tournament.
“I design a good (French) team, identical to England maybe. France haven’t been personification their best football nonetheless and conjunction have we,” pronounced Sigurdsson. “We wish to try and be a small bit some-more widespread and play a small bit some-more technically.”
The European championships have had some warn winners with Denmark carrying triumphed in 1992 after being drafted in to reinstate unfit Yugoslavia and outsiders Greece handling to win in 2004 carrying not been during a finals for 24 years.
But this year’s showpiece compare still seems a prolonged approach off for Iceland, who would come adult opposite Italy or Germany if they managed to see off a hosts during a Stade de France.
“Now that they (the players) have left by this hurdle, each barrier in their approach now is going to demeanour smaller… that changes their mentality,” pronounced Hallgrimsson.