Saturday 24 February 2018

'They are all brave men talking but they wouldn't step up to it at all' - Tomás Ó Sé backs Fitzmaurice

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice
Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Tomás Ó Sé has backed Eamonn Fitzmaurice to continue in his role as manager of Kerry.

The Kingdom boss has come in for some criticism following the county's All Ireland semi-final defeat against Mayo and while Ó Sé says the Kerry tactics were wrong, he insists that Fitzmaurice is the one who can change the their fortunes.

Speaking to the Throw In, Independent.ie's GAA podcast, Ó Sé said: "I'd say he (Fitzmaurice) will be under pressure to be honest about it. He has another year to go, whether that makes a difference or not, I am not sure. In Kerry, you will have all the gobeens out again this week who go for the jugular when you lose.

Everyone has an opinion down there, they will slice and dice you quickly as anything down there. The reality is, my own true feeling is that Fitzmaurice is the man but we need to change it up. We need to look at the way we are playing and the players we have. It's not all doom and gloom.

"I do think if Kerry get a system in place, that they will be a lot better than they are. I don't think the true Kerry team was playing yesterday and that was down to tactics. I think we got it totally wrong.

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"Is Fitzmaurice the man? I think he is capable of taking them on and I back him to stay knowing full well what is in the county.

"Nobody is putting up their hands up at all. They are all brave men talking but they wouldn't step up to it at all. They will be cute, some fellas will hang back and some fellas would not go for it and wait until they see what happens with these young fellas coming through but Fitzmaurice took that job when nobody wanted it, won an All Ireland completely against the head. That's why I trust Fitzmaurice."

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