“Historically We Restrict Ourselves In How We Suppose We Can Play, It’s Unacceptable”
They could have solely performed one recreation beneath Stephen Kenny, however Eire’s U21s caught the attention of many following their trendy victory over Luxembourg final month.
Kenny’s facet received their European Championship opener towards Luxembourg by 3-Zero and impressed many with their free-flowing and open type of play. One thing not often related to Irish nationwide groups.
Presently getting ready for the Toulon Match which begins in June, Kenny spoke about his facet’s type of play in an interview on the FAI’s web site and was eager to emphasize that the concept that an Irish facet can’t play enticing soccer is “completely unacceptable” to him.
“We will’t be insisting on parameters to restrict ourselves,” stated Kenny.
“At all times, historically we restrict ourselves in how we expect we are able to play we don’t assume we’re adequate as a nation, we don’t assume our gamers are adequate and to me that’s unacceptable. Completely unacceptable. We should demand extra of ourselves.”
Towards Luxembourg, the stamp that Kenny had placed on the workforce was clearly evident, as they brushed their opponents apart with attacking and attention-grabbing soccer.
INTERVIEW | #IRLU21🇮🇪 supervisor Stephen Kenny
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The previous Dundalk boss outlined that gamers who can dribble the ball and dynamic fullbacks are very important to the way in which he desires his facet to play the sport.
“We wish defenders who’re snug in possession who can play out and use the utmost width of the pitch. I at all times attempt to have three dribblers in my workforce if I can.
“Three gamers who’ve the innovative to go by folks with their ability stage and with their tempo. We seen that with Zach Elbouzedi, Neil Farrugia and Connor Ronan towards Luxembourg, three dynamic dribblers who can create and supply. We wish our full backs to be raiders however they will also be dribblers.
“You see Lee O’Connor he’s a raider from right-back and Trevor Clarke and Darragh Leahy gamers like that who can get ahead and be part of within the assault.”
Eire U21s return to motion on June third as they tackle China of their Toulon Match group opener.