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Bizarre victory-interview after the comeback: - I hated every minute of it


The expected three points came in the house, but it is also definitely the only positive, the irish coach Mick McCarthy can say about Ireland's 1-0 victory over Gibraltar in Saturday's european championship qualifier.

McCarthy, who got the comeback in landstrænersædet after almost 17 years of absence, is anything but impressed by it, he was presented in the 90 minutes against fodboldminiputten.

- What a terrible game. I hated every minute of it, because we played against a team that had everything to gain and nothing to lose. A terrible battle, but glorious three points to start with, says McCarthy to Sky Sports.

Ireland, which later in the qualification among other things, to meeting Denmark, trying to recover from the disappointments in the recent WORLD cup qualifiers and the Nations League.

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Ireland supplied no prængende action, although the victory was not confirmed in the country against the unsuspected Gibraltar. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

Responsibility is placed in the hands of McCarthy, who in november began his second term as national coach. He was also in the lead for the team between 1996 and 2002.

And although the artistic impression in the comebackkampen therefore left nothing to be desired, is McCarthy happy for the yield.

- Nothing in the fight are disappointed or surprised me. People expected them to (Gibraltar, ed.) just wanted to lay down, but of course it would not happen. I'm glad to get out of it with three points, says Mick McCarthy.

On Tuesday, chasing the irish more points in euro qualifying, when the team at home meets Georgia. Here expect McCarthy, a somewhat different kampforløb.

- We are going to play much better against Georgia, which will not be a team that just stand down and try to keep us away, says the irish coach.

Georgia initiated the EM-qualification with a hjemmenederlag of 0-2 to Switzerland.

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