Ireland are making progress says ONeill

first_imgDespite failing to score in their fourth game in a row on Monday, Martin O’Neill believes the Republic of Ireland are making progress.The Republic of Ireland were relegated from Group B4 after their goalless draw with Denmark on Monday, but Martin O’Neill is choosing to focus on the positives as he praised his team’s defending and commitment.“We were very strong defensively, as we probably had to be,” O’Neill told Sky Sports.“Overall, in terms of creativity, maybe not completely there, but I thought the commitment was absolutely excellent against a very strong Danish team.“In the competitive games we’ve played this season, I think that might have been our eighth debutant, and the players are getting used to playing with each other.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“The players are bedding in, young players coming on. This is international football, this is a massive step up for a number of our players, but they are trying to adjust.“It’s certainly been tough (this year). We have played five friendlies, but we haven’t chosen easy friendlies. We’ve never done that.“We’ve tried to play the hard games as much as possible. I think we will learn far more by playing tough opposition.“We are making progress. The young players will come through, and hopefully, with a little bit of guidance by some of the senior players and all of us round about it, they can be ready in a few months’ time.“I think in my professional playing career and in my managerial career, I don’t think I could have won the things that I won as a player and manager if I didn’t have that drive and enthusiasm.”last_img

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