Spain qualified for Euro 2020 following their 1-1 draw against Sweden on Tuesday.
La Roja dominated the game as they had 75% position and completed close to 750 passes, while the hosts could only manage 249 passes.
Robert Moreno started Napoli’s Fabián Ruiz, Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcântara and Manchester City’s Rodri in midfield, while Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos played behind the two strikers.
Even though Spain had more possession, they had to wait until stoppage time to find an equaliser.
Kristoffer Olsson was one of the standout players for Sweden and Expressen claims this resulted in frustration from opponents, including the Gunners player, who clashed with him several times.
Unai Emery’s midfielder was booked in the 69th minute for bringing down Olsson and the latter claimed Ceballos made some comments to him during the game.
“I tried to beat him several times, then he told me that I should not try to be Messi,” Olsson was quoted as saying by Expressen.
“I don’t really remember [what I responded]. That’s what happens. It was very strange, I think. I don’t know what he really means.”
Interestingly, the Swedish press did manage to get hold of Ceballos after the match and asked for his response. The Real Madrid owned player was quick to deny it, without explaining what he told Olsson.
“No, we just passed each other on the pitch. I didn’t say anything like that but it became a discussion,” the Arsenal midfielder stressed.