EVEN THOUGH the Republic of Ireland football suffered one of our worst defeats in years, captain Seamus Coleman still came out and spoke honestly about the game.
Coleman spoke about the mood in the dressing room, and the word that kept coming to his mind was "embarrassing".
He said: "Let’s not hide behind anyone for that, that’s on us as players. We should be embarrassed.
"As players we need to have a good hard look at ourselves. You need people demanding the ball out there and I don’t think we did that enough.
"If we were building up on one side then you need people to want it out the other side. I don’t think we heard enough voices.
"I’ve got to come out here and do an interview but there are no words for that."
He also talked about how he felt the rest of the team let down debutant goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, and that the young Dublin lad deserved better.
"It’s not good enough and there’s no words I can say that’ll make the people at home feel any better," said Coleman.
"As players we should be disappointed to have Gavin Bazunu’s debut tainted like that. A great young lad, a fantastic player. As senior players we should be taking that on the chin for the younger lads."
The player of the match accolade has never been more meaningless, but Ireland captain Seamus Coleman is as honest as always.
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