Former Republic of Eire worldwide Tony Cascarino believes the present facet is the nation’s worst in a long time following a humiliating 1-Zero defeat to Luxembourg on Saturday.
The Boys in Inexperienced suffered one of many worst nights of their historical past, dropping at house to a nation ranked 98th on the earth with an estimated inhabitants of simply 600,000 individuals.
It was the newest in a protracted string of depressing outcomes beneath Stephen Kenny, who’s but to win any of his ten matches in cost, many in opposition to mediocre opposition.
By the point his facet play their subsequent qualifier in September, it can have been greater than two years since their final aggressive victory: a 2-Zero win over Gibraltar in June 2019.
Ex-striker Cascarino, who went to a European Championship and two World Cups with ROI throughout the eighties and nineties, has not seen a squad worse than this one in a few years.
“There’s one thing significantly incorrect with us that I simply can’t determine. It’s undoubtedly our worst staff,” the previous Millwall striker instructed talkSPORT.
“That is, by a rustic mile, the worst facet we’ve had in a very long time. I can’t assume, since I performed for Eire, over the past 30 or 40 years, we’ve had a staff that’s as poor as this present day Eire staff.
“We aren’t facet.”
Everton and ROI captain Seamus Coleman gave maybe essentially the most damning evaluation of the defeat, insisting him and his teammates must really feel embarrassed.
“It’s a surprising end result, an embarrassing end result,” he instructed RTE. “Let’s not conceal behind anybody for that. That’s on us as gamers. We must be embarrassed.
“As gamers we have to have , arduous take a look at ourselves. You want individuals demanding the ball on the market and I don’t assume we did that sufficient. If you happen to’re build up on one facet you want individuals to need it out the opposite facet, and I don’t assume we had sufficient voices.
“Hear, I’ve obtained to return out right here and do an interview however there aren’t any phrases for that. It’s embarrassing on behalf of everybody at house watching. As gamers we take that on the chin however it’s nowhere close to what we wished.”