Bristol City’s Hordur Magnusson: ‘The Iceland mentality is quite different’ | Ben Fisher

24 October 2017 07:00
Bristol City’s Hordur Magnusson recalls Iceland’s shock win over England as Roy Hodgson, the beaten manager that day, brings Crystal Palace to Ashton GateHordur Magnusson is speaking about an unforgettable 18 months playing for Iceland when he is reminded that Roy Hodgson will be on the touchline when Crystal Palace travel to Bristol City in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening. The mere mention of Hodgson gets the juices flowing as Magnusson relives the tale of Euro 2016, when he was part of the thunderclapping Iceland squad that eliminated England from the tournament in Nice. “I think I will get a flashback when I see him tomorrow,” Magnusson says.He is compelling company and makes a point of insisting there is no rush to get this interview, inside an immaculate Ashton Gate, over and done with. As a result the conversation moves from leaving his hometown Reykjavik as a teenager to tackling Alessandro Del Piero, from free-kick practice with Andrea Pirlo while at Juventus to a spot of sightseeing across the West Country, and even takes in his cavapoo dog, Tango, who loves his ball so much he sleeps with it in his mouth. Related: Leeds United’s Samuel Sáiz hits swift double to halt Bristol City’s charge Related: Impressive Wilfried Zaha plays with ‘nothing to be scared of’ for Palace | Jacob Steinberg Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian