Aron Gunnarsson's Road to the 2018 World Cup With Iceland _ World Cup 32 _ The Players' Tribune.mp4

"Small Country Mentality"

I need to explain a little bit about Iceland. Because I’ve noticed that now, whenever I meet people, they’ll say, “Oh, you’re from Iceland? That’s so cool. Northern Lights! Yeah, man!” After the Euros put our country in the spotlight, it seemed like everybody started going to Reykjavik on vacation. But I’m not from the vacation part of Iceland. I’m from the north of Iceland. If you try to find my town on old maps, it just says: There Be Ice Dragons Here.