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Video: 'Only for me he wouldn't be where he is' - Roy Keane on Cristiano Ronaldo praise

Published 10/11/2015 | 14:38

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane was in particularly good form this afternoon ahead of this Friday's crucial Euro 2016 playoff first leg in Bosnia.

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After giving an injury update on Shane Long, John O'Shea and others, Keane had to field a few questions on Cristiano Ronaldo's recent praise of the Irishman's impact on his career.

The Portuguese said: "(Keane was) always screaming to me: 'Cristiano! Pass the ball'! But it was good! At the end of the day, I feel happy because I learned a lot from them," Ronaldo told Sport Magazine.

When asked about the comment today, a deadpan Keane joked: "I made him... only for me he wouldn't be where he is.

"Different players have different traits... who you shout out, who you don't. I didn't shout at Ronaldo that much... I didn't have to."

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