Glenn Whelan has lashed out at Eamon Dunphy after the RTE's analysts critical comments on him after the Sweden game. The Staffordshire Sentinel reported the midfielder's considered response to Dunphy's comments.
"He is a media bully. He sits in front of the camera and causes controversy so people can laugh at it but I won't be standing for it. He is welcome to come down to our training ground -- he knows where we train -- and he can talk to me then, get things off his chest if he wants,"
Dunphy was rather unimpressed with Whelan's performance last Friday and raised questions about the midfielder's overall ability.
"He's a terrible player - he can't run, he can't pass, he can't tackle. he doesn't see anything."
Whelan has not taken well to Dunphy's comments and responded in an aggressive manner today
"For him to say that I am a terrible player and was lucky to get 50 caps, well let's put our records and our achievements on the table.
"What has he done in football? Compare his stats and his achievements to what I have done and that speaks volumes. I have played 50 times for my country, played at the European Championship finals, played in the Premier League for a long time, played in Europe for two clubs, played in an FA Cup final.
"For someone who has achieved nothing in football to speak so harshly about footballers from his own nation is hard to understand.
"Since I first came into the squad, for whatever reason, Dunphy has picked on me. Maybe it goes back to the very first start when I first came into the squad and he had it in for me"