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The former Irish winger was on RTE on Tuesday night looking back on what was a very disappointing performance from the boys in green against Portugal.

Ireland were beat three goals to nil and didn’t show any real threat against the Portuguese national team.

It’s a trait that’s served us well. We qualified for two tournaments, EURO 2012 and ’16. We got to a play-off under Mick McCarthy [for EURO 2020]. If Mick had been in charge, we may potentially have gotten to three in a row under that style of play.

I think nowadays you can get sucked into the whole ‘Total Football’ and statistics. Yeah, we had 59% possession, but a lot of it was across the backline, and we lost the game.

We’ve always been hard to beat and, I think, in the last few years we’ve gone away from that. We’ve built our foundations on [being] hard to beat and having a bit of nastiness about us.

He’ll always have the goals against Austria and Wales, thankful for that.

He’s right to an extent definitely. But he always dishes it out, and it’s not the first dig he’s had at Kenny, and when people say stuff back to him, he always goes into defensive mode.

But he’s telling the truth. Kenny was hopeless and the team went backward. Struggled against minnows. Previous managers understood we would never outplay teams but we could grind results by disrupting the other team. Kenny didn’t.

The only problem with your tweet is that he is correct. Kenny turned us in to a laughing stock who could lose to any group of half organised goat herders

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