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Overlooked - Trap admits he may not have given Hoolahan a fair chance

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6 February 2013; Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v Poland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

6 February 2013; Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v Poland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

6 February 2013; Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v Poland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

GIOVANNI Trapattoni has made the astonishing admission that he may have "overlooked" Wes Hoolahan during the last few years.

Responding to Hoolahan's productive but painfully brief scoring appearance in a 2-0 victory against Poland last night, Trapattoni added insult to injury when he suggested that he may not have given the Norwich playmaker a fair chance.

"Hoolahan, we have seen many times and I have said many times to Marco, it's a pity," said Trapattoni.

"But maybe we have overlooked him because in every game we have seen him play for his club, he has played very well in this position.

"In the future, we will consider this. With Hoolahan we have a chance to use him in a different situation in the team.

"We can think about this solution. International football is not the same as club football, it's not easy, but he is a good option," claimed Trapattoni.

 


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