“It Made My Blood Boil” – Seamus Coleman Responds to Danish Criticism
Eire captain Seamus Coleman hit again at Danish gamers’ pre-match criticism of the Boys in Inexperienced following their 1-1 attract Copenhagen on Friday night.
Coleman’s aspect put in a promising show away from residence towards their acquainted foes however went behind halfway via the second half due to a wonderful header from Southampton’s Pierre – Emile Hojbjerg.
They grabbed a late equaliser nevertheless via talismanic defender Shane Duffy as they saved their unbeaten begin to the group intact forward of Monday’s sport towards Gibraltar in Dublin.
Earlier than the sport, the Danish gamers had been crucial of Eire’s pragmatic type of play of their earlier encounters, with defender Mathias Jorgensen satirically outlining that Duffy’s risk from a set-piece was the one hope the Boys in Inexperienced had of scoring.
“Everyone knows which means Eire will play. They are going to come to our stadium, sit again and be joyful to play for a draw,” he mentioned.
“Their game-plan of attempting to maintain us scoreless is one we’ve come to respect. They’ve managed that 3 times within the 4 video games. Nevertheless, that will likely be tough for them this time as a result of we at all times take the initiative when taking part in in entrance of our followers.
“Take a look at their two wins – 1-Zero over Gibraltar and Georgia. That reveals Eire are the identical group we’ve confronted over the previous two years. Our fundamental precedence will likely be to observe Shane Duffy from set-pieces.”
Chatting with RTE following the sport, Coleman was fast to hit again at Jorgensen and the Danes’ criticism outlining that they need to’ve labored extra on the risk Duffy possess in the event that they felt it was so harmful.
“I learn someplace that they had been speaking about that is likely to be the one probability we’d have of getting a purpose tonight, nicely they didn’t work on it an excessive amount of.’”
‘I learn someplace that they had been speaking about that is likely to be the one probability we’d have of getting a purpose tonight, nicely they didn’t work on it an excessive amount of…’ – Seamus Coleman on Shane Duffy’s purpose #denirl #rtesoccer pic.twitter.com/QJW4emymDP
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 7, 2019
Coleman additionally defined to Off The Ball post-match that the feedback from the Danes made his “blood boil.”
“My blood was boiling however in press conferences, you’ve obtained to remain skilled. The feedback undoubtedly did get a point out and gave us additional motivation.”
Response from Seamus Coleman after Eire’s 1-1 draw with Denmark in Copenhagen.https://t.co/kE5mIwlQKa
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) June 7, 2019
With the Danish check out of the way in which, Coleman and the remainder of the Boys in Inexperienced will likely be hoping for a extra comfy sport when Gibraltar go to the Aviva on Monday.