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Seamus Coleman Beautifully Explains What He Thinks Is Wrong With Modern Football

Seamus Coleman Beautifully Explains What He Thinks Is Wrong With Modern Football
By PJ Browne Updated
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Seamus Coleman never struck you as the prima-donna type footballer. In an interview with the Daily Mail last year, he wondered about the impact seeing senior players with their Louis Vuitton wash bags had on their younger counterparts in the dressing room.

He believed it was a culture which created individuals more obsessed with how they looked in their Instagram pictures than how they played on the pitch.

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Coleman's down-to-earth nature is further emphasised by an interview which he gave to Kevin Kilbane for BBC's Football Focus this weekend.

The Ireland captain has a real 'just get on with it' attitude. He feels many footballers these days take criticism from the media too much to heart.

I think, nowadays, players are too precious.

If you have a bad game and someone highlights it on the TV or in the papers, so be it. That's the job we're in. We get paid a lot of money to do what we do. If we can't take criticism, then there's something wrong, it shows a weakness in a player.

If I don't play well, first and foremost, I know myself that I haven't played well. If the manager highlights that I haven't played well, then that's just the way it is. I've been used to that.

I know every player is different but I can only speak for myself. I always feel that I have to impress people and prove people wrong. That might be because I've had to do it the hard way.

It's the game we're in. We're going to get criticised just like we're going to get praised when we're doing well. You can't just take all the good and not take any of the bad. You've got to get the balance right and not be a baby about it, really.

You can watch the full interview at 12pm on BBC One this Saturday.

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