Sunday 26 January 2020

WATCH - Jon Walters still reeling from his awful miss despite scoring peach of a goal

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Jon Walters won't be able to fully enjoy his world class goal tonight in the 3-1 victory over Uruguay at the Aviva.

Ireland took a 28th-minute lead through skipper Jonathan Walters' sumptuous effort, and although Jose Gimenez levelled before the break, Cyrus Christie's strike and a well-executed third from substitute James McClean rounded off a good evening for manager Martin O'Neill.

Walters should really have had a second goal in the 43rd minute but he somehow managed to miss from all of two yards.

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Speaking to EirSport after the game, Walters was clearly pleased with the team performance but that miss was still playing on his mind.

"I was just delighted with it, I managed to get it out from under my feet and I hit the target but disappointed with the miss a few minutes later from two yards. A great finish from Cyrus and James McClean has finished it off," he said.

Asked what happened with the miss, he added: "I missed it... ah no, I should have scored and I'll be more disappointed with that than anything else."

On whether he would want to play as a central striker, as he did tonight, or out wide.

"I'll play anywhere and I'll give everything wherever I play."

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