Sunday 17 December 2017

Robbie Brady fears a dressing down from Roy Keane despite wonder goal

Roy Keane with Robbie Brady
Roy Keane with Robbie Brady

Harry Clarke

He scored one of the best free kicks of the season but Robbie Brady left Turf Moor fearing a dressing down from Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane.

Brady marked his first Premier League start with Burnley with a sublime 30-yard screamer to bag a point against Chelsea in front of the watching Keane.

The Dubliner was taken off in a tactical move after 65 minutes by manager Sean Dyche and despite his sublime net-burster, Brady admitted that his overall performance was below par.

“He’ll (Keane) probably have words with me about the performance but he’ll be happy enough with the goal,” said Brady.

“I want to show what I’m about in the Premier League, I’m eager to crack on and put in some good performances.

“The goal was a dream start. I’m not sure about the performance, I wasn’t fantastic, I was a bit disappointed with that but I’m still gelling in and learning the way the lads play. I’m over the moon with the goal.

“The style of play is similar enough between Burnley and Ireland. It’s high tempo, all international games are the same.

“The lads were fantastic, it just shows exactly what they’re about. The togetherness and the grit they showed, especially the last few minutes, were excellent to see it off.”

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