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20th Jun 2018

‘I would have kicked the ball and all three of them over the line with it’ – ITV react to goalmouth scramble

Jack O'Toole

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has said that he would have scored a goal and taken three Iranian players with the ball if he had played in Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran on Wednesday.

A second-half goal from Diego Costa was ultimately the difference between the two sides in Tatarstan but Spain could have easily had a second goal if it had not have been for some brave defending from the Iranians.

Spain went short from a corner to midfielder Andres Iniesta who cut the ball back to Sergio Ramos who then fired a shot towards goal where multiple Iranian defenders threw themselves in front of the ball to stop what would have been a certain goal from Costa.

Former West Ham manager commended the Iranian defenders for their bravery but Keane had a much simpler solution.

“You kick the ball and the three players over the line. Just get it over,” Keane said on ITV.

The former United captain was in rare form on Wednesday but he did have a pop at his former assistant manager, and current Iran boss Carlos Queiroz, for what he felt was a disrespectful attitude shown towards him near the end of his time at Old Trafford.

“For some reason towards the end of my time I found him really disrespectful towards me,” said Keane on ITV’s pre-match show.

“He questioned my loyalty and I told him where to go but one of my big regrets really was that I probably should have ripped his head off.

“But excellent coach and he’s doing an excellent job it has to be said.”

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