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Keane lashes Irish mentality

FORMER Ireland captain Roy Keane slammed the mentality of the Irish players towards their supporters after last night's crushing 4-0 defeat to Spain.

"I think the players and even the supporters, they all have to change their mentality, it's just nonsense from players speaking after the games about how great the supporters are," said Keane.

"Listen, the Ireland supporters want to see the team doing a lot better and not giving daft goals away like that.

"I'm not too happy with all that nonsense. To praise the supporters for sake of it ... let's change that attitude towards Irish supporters. They want to see the team winning -- let's not kid ourselves, we're a small country, we're up against it, but let's not just go along for the sing-song every now and again."

Irish Independent