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Martin O'Neill 'Not Too Bothered' About Portugal Defeat

Martin O'Neill 'Not Too Bothered' About Portugal Defeat
By Mark Farrelly Updated

Martin O'Neill has spoken in the wake of Ireland's 5-1 defeat to Portugal last night, saying he is not too bothered by the scoreline.

O'Neill said:

I am not too bothered. I have done this before at club level, trying to chase games and stay as positive as possible, and considering the changes that we made and some of our main players not playing, I don't think this will kill us off.

It was as tough a game as we expected it to be. But it was also game that I wanted us to participate in because this is what it is about: playing one of the best teams in the world heading to the World Cup.

The Irish manager spoke about the team starting nervously and added 'Two of their goals came from our possession, which we gave away needlessly.'

Those are the things that over the course of the European Championships you have to try and cut out. I thought we came to grips with it - we got the goal back and looked dangerous at times.

Overall he felt there were things he was happy with but lots of room from improvement. I suppose when you've Nani in this kind of form, it's tough for anyone.

via: Sky Sports


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