Getting stuck for a month away with a very angry Roy Keane will be enough for Ireland players to be quite apprehensive ahead of the Euros.
The Republic of Ireland assistant boss, Roy Keane, expressed his anger with his players after he saw them lose to Belarus in their final warm-up game before the European Championships in France.
Ireland fielded a second string side with many playing for their position on the plane but Keane was still left unimpressed.
He blasted: “I wanted to kill some of them last night, They should count their blessings they’ve managed to get on the flight – a reality check for one or two players who thought they were good players.”
“If you lose it (the ball), run back – and run back like you care.”
Keane reserved special criticism for Aiden McGeady.
McGeady failed to impress in the fixture but still managed to make it onto the plane, with Keane reserving his most cutting remark for him.
Keane quipped: “He can do a lot better but maybe that’s the story of Aiden’s career, Would Aiden find himself lucky to be on the flight? Well, he’ll need to play better than he did last night to force his way into the starting XI.”
Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran