Seamus Coleman blasts Republic of Ireland’s performance

Seamus Coleman blasts Republic of Ireland’s performance

Seamus Coleman blasts Republic of Ireland’s performance

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman was heavily critical of his team following their 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.

The home side trotted off the pitch to a chorus of boos at the end of a dull game in Dublin, during which Martin O’Neill’s team managed just two shots on target, with the pressure continuing to build on their manager.

However, Coleman has deflected the blame away from their manager, insisting instead that the players need to look at themselves and hinted that some have gone hiding of late.

“We’re all disappointed, we can do all the talking we want in the dressing room, we can do all the talking before the game, I can do all the talking out here and try to say the right things, but the only place we can be better is out there on the pitch for 90 minutes and we weren’t good enough,” he said.

“We weren’t good enough on the ball, making angles for each other, creating chances and that’s the honest truth. Our keeper was man of the match and that says it all.

“As professional footballers, as proud Irishmen, we need to be better.

“If you watch us training, if you watch us before the game, we’re getting the ball down, we’re trying to make things happen but when we go out on the pitch I think we need to help each other a little bit more.

“We all need to analyse our game. We need to go home, look in the mirror, and ask ourselves ‘Did you make an angle for your mate who’s on the ball?’ and I think if we’re honest a lot of us didn’t do that.”