Tuesday 20 August 2019

'If a bus was coming at him he'd try to put his head to it' - Harry Arter on Shane Duffy's level of courage

Shane Duffy
Shane Duffy
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Shane Duffy has evolved into Ireland's most important player over our World Cup qualifying game.

His bravery and defensive nous was typified by his heroic display in the 1-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff that secured Ireland's play-off berth.

The Brighton defender seems to relish putting his body on the line for the cause and his levels of commitment has not gone unnoticed among his Irish teammates.

Harry Arter honed in on his bravery, and acknowledged it did give the other players an extra feeling of security when it comes to defending dead balls.

"I think that if a bus was coming at Shane Duffy he'd try to get his head on it!" he joked. "So it's nice to have that feeling. If the opposition does score from a set-piece, it's going to have to be unbelievable. We have so much confidence in Shane and the other lads that they will throw themselves into anything."

Another big performance will be required from the Derry man tomorrow in Copenhagen but he appears to be built for it.

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