Sigurdsson hoping to keep Iceland's dream alive
27th June 2016
Gylfi Sigurdsson bids to keep Iceland's Euro 2016 dream alive tonight when they take on England in Nice (8pm) with a place in the quarter-final up for grabs.
The Swans midfielder has been a key figure as Iceland booked their surprise spot in the last 16 by coming second in Group F.
And now England stand in front of the tournament's smallest nation, who boast a population (330,000) similar to the size as Coventry.
And Sigurdsson, who moved to England as a 15-year-old to join Reading's academy, admits it has been a dream come true to get through to the knockout stages of a major tournament and play Roy Hodgson's side.
"I've dreamt about this since I was a kid - to play against England and to do it in the final 16," said the 26-year-old, who scored the opening goal in the 1-1 draw with group winners Hungary.
"To be at this stage with Iceland, with the chance to get to a quarter-final, is incredible. We're full of excitement.
"I think all the lads will be ready to play. The game is near and hopefully we will do well.
"I am sure the people at the game will be loud and hopefully we can make them proud."