Ronaldo blames ‘defensive and small-minded’ goalpost

PORTUGAL’S Cristiano Ronaldo has accused a goalpost of ruining a game with its petty mentality.

After kicking the ball right into the post in St Etienne’s Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, the theatrical midfielder repeatedly held his arms out with upturned palms, dismissively waved his hand about and then scowled.

He said: “I just want to play in my usual overwrought and dramatic fashion, but it’s hard for me when this goalpost doesn’t try anything.

“That goalpost, it is just defend, defend, defend. There is literally no way to beat something like that.

“You’d think it won the Euros, the way it just stands there. It’s never going to achieve anything in this competition.”