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Watch: Martin O'Neill Defends His Record After One Win In Nine Games

Watch: Martin O'Neill Defends His Record After One Win In Nine Games
By Maurice Brosnan

The Republic of Ireland fell to a 1-0 loss at home against Wales tonight in yet another disappointing game. It brings the record to one win in the last nine matches under Martin O'Neill's reign, but the Irish boss was defiant post-match.

A Harry Wilson free-kick proved the difference as Ireland finished their international window without a goal. Thus, Martin O'Neill's record stands at 53 games both competitive and friendlies, with 19 won, 18 drawn and 16 lost.

Speaking to Sky Sports post-match, O'Neill was adamant it was a matter of just "taking the chances when they come."

He went on to cite "a lot of positives."

When asked about his recent record, the 66-year-old pointed out it was a difficult run of fixtures.

We had one defeat in the previous 11 before that. It is, I'm not disagreeing with that at all. A lot of those matches were actually friendly games where we tried a lot of players out. We didn't exactly take an easy route. We went to Turkey, we went to France, who ended up winning the World Cup. So, some of the matches have been difficult. We went to Poland as well.

In terms of the proper games, we will get ourselves right.

 

SEE ALSO: Irish Player Ratings As O'Neill's Reign Enters End Game Against Wales

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