Tuesday 21 November 2017

Roy Keane is getting a bit of slagging for his comments on Everton's major trophy drought

The war of words between the Irish management team and their counterparts at Everton continued today, with Roy Keane taking his turn at criticising the handling of James McCarthy by his Premier League employers.

Ronald Koeman and Martin O'Neill have gone back and forth criticising each other over the use of McCarthy, with the midfielder ruled out of Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Austria by Keane earlier today.

Read more: 'I don't care about Ronald Koeman' - Roy Keane hits out as war over James McCarthy continues

The Ireland assistant manager delivered the McCarthy news alongside a jab at Everton, hitting out at their medical staff as well as Koeman's predecessor Roberto Martinez.

However, one comment in particular caught the attention of a lot of people, with Keane referencing Everton's major trophy drought in one pointed dig.

"Everton, it's a while since they've won a trophy but if you're overloading players that's a good thing," Keane said.

"It means you're playing a lot of games and having success. They're out of the League Cup, I think they were knocked out by Norwich. Maybe they need to toughen up a little bit."

The former Man United captain's failure to mention when Everton's last big success came was seized upon by a few people online - considering that Keane was a part of the losing team on the day the Toffees lifted the FA Cup in 1995.

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