Ireland winger James McClean is a man who plays football with his heart on his sleeve. You know what you're going to get from the man who is currently looking for a new club following Wigan's relegation to League One, and that is taking on defenders when he has the ball, and getting stuck in when he doesn't.
Speaking ahead of Ireland's upcoming qualifier against Scotland, McClean was asked about a challenge that he made on Poland's Arkadiusz Milik, which resulted in a booking for the Irish winger and a spell on the sidelines for Milik, and his response was typically up front:
I was just playing my normal game. I think I’ve got something like 13 bookings this season at club level so I think that speaks for itself. That’s just my normal game. I just go on and try to do my job as best as possible.
The way the sport’s going now, if you look at someone the wrong way, you get a yellow card. I’ll play my normal game and if there’s a tackle to be made, then I’ll make it. If there’s a cross to be put in, then I’ll put a cross in.
McClean's challenge on Milik certainly got the Irish crowd off their seats and could perhaps have been the spark that resulted in a late equaliser, so we can expect more of the same from James if he gets a chance against the Scots on Saturday.