The former Ireland and Aston Villa defender believes Ireland have to have a second option other then playing the ball out from the back. The 61 year old was talking on 2fm’s Game on and the former Irish legend has he’s doubts about Stephen Kenny.
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“If you can’t play out and you’re getting caught every time you try and play out, I genuinely think as a ex-footballer, you have to have a second option,”
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“You have to have that ball over the top and have someone reading what you’re going to do so we can chase it.
“I think the lads played very well against Portugal and Serbia but Azerbaijan – you can’t just keep playing football in the middle of the pitch and making nice arcs and circles.
“I think you have to put the ball into the box if you want to score goals and goals are what we’re lacking at the moment.”
“I’m hoping that when Stephen sits down with his staff and say if we’re ever going to score goals you have to pass something into the box, throw the odd ball over and just see if we’re going to score a goal,” McGrath said.
“It’s my belief that Stephen might not be the person to take us on to that level of where we’re starting to win things again.
“There are people out there who could do a job. I like Stephen, I love what he did at Dundalk but I just but there is something about Stephen in his way with the team at the moment, I don’t think he is going to change a little bit. just because we are losing or drawing most games.
“I think we do need to change. If we are losing games, we need to go to something else to try and win.
“I think he has a tough job. Maybe some of the players aren’t as good as players we have had in the past, and I understand every country goes through that, but it would be nice to get a couple of wins and I hope Stephen does.
“Maybe he will prove me wrong,”