Dani Carvajal Hits Out at Carlos Queiroz’s Tactics
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal felt Iran's defensive tactics were over the top, and also hit out at what he perceived to be excessive play-acting.
Spain edged past Iran in Group B of the 2018 World Cup thanks to a goal from Diego Costa at the Kazan Arena.
"The team sits back and that is a tactical strategy that is part of the game," the 26-year-old said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"But the injuries are simulated. This is not football, it is disloyal, but everyone there with their conscience."
Carvajal also said he hopes the rest of the opposition Spain face in the tournament will be a bit more ambitious.
"It has been hard for us to open the door. But we kept the clean sheet despite the chances they have had – they are three very important points.
"We are a team that plays direct, open, and I hope we do not have rivals that put many players in their area," he concluded.