Rodri Slams Scott McTominay’s Scotland After Spain Humbling Ahead of Man City Liverpool Showdown

Rodri Slams Scott McTominay’s Scotland After Spain Humbling Ahead of Man City Liverpool Showdown

Martin Moses
March 29, 2023 at 6:23 AM
  • Scott McTominay's brace saw Scotland record a shock result against Spain
  • La Roja's stand-in captain Rodri tore into the Scots for their 'rubbish tactics'
  • Rodri will be in the thick of things when Manchester City take on Liverpool

Spain midfielder, Rodri took issue with Scotland's gameplan after the Europeans were humbled in the Euro 2024 qualifiers on Tuesday evening.

Scott McTominay scored twice at the Hampden Park in Glasgow to send Scotland to the top of Group A, as the race to qualify for Germany next year heats up.

Rodri, Scott McTominay, Manchester City, Liverpool
Scott McTominay celebrates after scoring against Spain on March 28. Photo by Ian MacNicol.
Source: Getty Images

It was a shock result for Steve Clark's side, who surprised the three-time European winners to the delight of the home supporters.

Spain's manager, Luis De La Fuente rang up a couple of changes from the team that beat Norway four days ago.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ click on "Recommended for you" and enjoy!

McTominay scored his second double of the qualifiers after his brace against Cyprus.

Speaking after the game, as Eurofoot reports, Rodri blasted Scottish players for time wastage and unsportsmanlike conduct throughout the game.

"It's the way they play. It's a bit rubbish because they are always wasting time. They, how do you say? Provoke you… They always fall and for me, this is not football!"

Rodri's previous complaints

The Manchester City star was captain for the day following Alvaro Morata's absence. It is not the first time he has complained after his national team were on the wrong side of results.

Rodri also took issue with Morocco last year after the African giants staged an upset in the World Cup round of 16, to knock La Roja out en route to their historic semi-final finish.

His rants come at a time when a huge clash against Liverpool awaits him on his Premier League return this weekend. Pep Guardiola's side will need maximum points to put the pressure on Arsenal.

Jack Grealish's misses a sitter

Sports Brief also reported on Jack Grealish missing a glaring opportunity to get his name on the scoresheet during the opening round of Euro 2024 qualifiers.

England played reigning champions, Italy, at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on March 23, looking to put their World Cup disappointment behind them.

Grealish then had a moment to forget when he missed a good chance to put the Three Lions 3-0 up right before the break, with an open goal in front of him.

Martin Moses photo
Martin Moses
Editor- EPL I Serie A
English Premier League - EPLWorld