Ian Wright SLAMS Scotland defender Ryan Porteous for 'appalling' challenge after he was sent off for...

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Ian Wright Criticizes Scotland's Porteous For Reckless Challenge On Germany's Gundogan In Euro 2024 Opener

Blog section: Posted at 9:20 pm BST on June 14, 2024 | Revised at 10:00 pm BST, June 14, 2024.

Ian Wright criticized Ryan Porteous for making a terrible tackle that resulted in his dismissal from the Euro 2024 opening match against Germany. Porteous lunged at Ilkay Gundogan with both feet, which was unacceptable and deserving of punishment.

According to Wright, the challenge posed a serious threat of injury to Gundogan.

During his appearance on ITV, Wright expressed his dismay over a terrible challenge that was made. He stated that the situation was bad and even went as far as calling it appalling. He was relieved that Gundogan did not suffer serious injuries, as things could have been much worse. Sadly, this event was not beneficial for Scotland.

The event took place near the conclusion of the initial half in the first match of the tournament. The two-goal lead had already been secured by Germany, the host country.

The situation got even worse for Germany as Kai Havertz demonstrated remarkable calmness in converting the penalty kick.

During Scotland's game against Germany, Ryan Porteous, who plays defense for the Scottish team, was given a red card for making an aggressive move against Ilkay Gundogan, a member of the German team.

Porteous' foul received scathing remarks from Ian Wright who labeled it as 'abysmal'.

The Scotland player was given a red card by Referee Clement Turpin promptly.

The referee in charge, Clement Turpin, made use of VAR and gave an explanation of the decision to the fans present at the stadium.

Scotland began the tournament in a disastrous way, as they faced an extremely impressive team from Germany.

The Watford defender, Porteous, had only played for Scotland 11 times before and this was his debut at a significant championship.

In the tenth minute of the game, Florian Wirtz of Germany successfully scored the first goal. Following that, Jamal Musiala made it 2-0 nine minutes later.

In the upcoming matches for the group stage, Scotland will face-off against Switzerland and Hungary.

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