Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe are 'excellent actors', says Iceland coach Lars Lagerback

Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo have been accused of acting by Iceland coach Lars Lagerback
Image: Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo have been accused of acting by Iceland coach Lars Lagerback

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe could land roles in Hollywood because of their playacting, according to Iceland coach Lars Lagerback.

Iceland will play their first match at a major international tournament when they meet Portugal in their Euro 2016 Group F clash in St Etienne on Tuesday.

And, ahead of the game, Lagerback has called for retrospective action against players who try to con the referee, while naming Real Madrid pair Ronaldo and Pepe as serial offenders.

Referee Mark Clattenburg gives Pepe a talking to in the Champions League final
Image: Referee Mark Clattenburg gives Pepe a talking to in the Champions League final

Referee Mark Clattenburg was left unimpressed by some of Pepe's appeals for fouls in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid and Lagerback thinks the pair could be destined for Hollywood. 

"Portugal have one of the best players in the world in Ronaldo but he's also an excellent actor," the 67-year-old said. "In the final of the Champions League against Atletico, we saw another performance from someone who could be in Hollywood.

Lars Lagerback has labelled Ronaldo and Pepe as actors
Image: Lars Lagerback has labelled Ronaldo and Pepe as actors

"I mention Pepe. I mean, you can see the clips... for me, that is acting, really, of high class. But I don't know what demands they have in Hollywood.

"I don't like that. I'd like it if they were able to watch the videos to retrospectively punish that sort of thing."

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