Wednesday 6 May 2015

The highlights from Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane's hilarious Last Word interview

Published 22/07/2014 | 20:07

Martin O'Neill, centre, and assistant manager Roy Keane, right, with Today FM presenter Matt Cooper
Martin O'Neill, centre, and assistant manager Roy Keane, right, with Today FM presenter Matt Cooper

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane gave a very insightful and often humorous interview on the Last Word with Matt Cooper last night.

The duo are known for their satire and sense of humour and they certainly didn't disappoint.

Here are some of the highlights.

Martin O’Neill on...

Brian Clough: "Brian Clough once said I was arrogant without anything to be arrogant about."

Adrian Chiles: “Chiles has big fat legs, was told to put on trousers because he was scaring the audience,” he said jokingly.

Roy Keane: “We went to see the Christ the Redeemer statue and saw Roy’s head on top of it and that was it.”

Keane again: "We're not boozing buddies, we're not good friends, we are here as professionals and to do a job. It's serious business."

The League of  Ireland: "There might be one/two League of Ireland players that you'd like to draft into the squad but playing at a higher level is important."

Germany: "They are the best team in our group but that doesn't mean we'll roll over. They will be strong favourites to win the group. They aren't the type to rest on their laurels. They will want to win and push on again.”

Robbie Savage: “I once told Robbie, your game is missing just one thing and that's ability."

Watching games live: “Absolutely, of course. We get a limited view (on TV), don’t see the full picture. You take in the whole picture live, it’s precisely what you want to be doing.”

Our Euro 2016 chances: "We've as good a chance of qualifying, outside Germany, as any of the other teams. Our hardest thing will be qualifying.”

Roy Keane on...

Working for Irish television again: "Ah I don't know, it would depend on the money."

Balancing Ireland and Villa roles: "It'll be no problem, I weighed it all up. I won't become a better coach sitting in a TV studio.”

Missing the World Cup with ITV: “As we all know it’s not the first World Cup I’ve missed out on, it had nothing to do with the facilities.”

The Ireland squad: "I think the group will be very exciting and very tough but like when I was playing, we have to believe we can win every game."

Watching games live: “When you are watching the game live, you get a feel for it."

Euro 2016: "I think the group will be very exciting and very tough but like when I was playing, we have to believe we can win every game."

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