The 32 year old was talking to the press ahead of Ireland’s game against Serbia this evening at the Aviva Stadium and wasn’t too impressed with how the Irish media behave themselves.
“We have to just rally around them and tell them just to pay no attention because funnily enough, the media in Ireland is just as bad, if not worse, than the media in England. They kind of get a kick out of us not doing well.
“It’s a shame, really, but as senior players, we have been here a long time, we know how it works and the young players need to learn, so we just have to tell them, ‘you know what, it’s part and parcel of football, pay no attention’.
“People are fickle. As soon as we start winning games, then you’re the best in the world again. Like I say, we need to start winning games and when we do, the criticism goes away.”