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The Iceland Coach Delivers Wonderfully Humble Quote About Triumph

The Iceland Coach Delivers Wonderfully Humble Quote About Triumph

There you are now. The Icelanders told the IMF to go to hell and look at them now. Already qualified for Euro 2016.

Their qualification was assured yesterday, curiously after an unimpressive 0-0 draw at home to Kazakhstan, and manager Lars Lagerback was keen to deflect from his own role in the triumph.

He hasn't got the Jose Mourinho ego-maniac gene, clearly.

Someone said it is like a fairytale and I guess that is true in a way, but not in another. This is the result of hard work from a lot of people. Everyone has improved.

There has been a lot of talk about my role and that I am going to become president, but all it is about is that we are a group of people who have worked incredibly hard in a good environment. And then we have some very, very good footballers.

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And he does not believe guiding a country with a population of 329,000 to a European finals equates to enduring 27 years in Robben Island.

I wouldn’t say that I am a hero. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and people like that are real heroes.

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Conor Neville
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