Republic of Ireland fans have slated Everton defender Seamus Coleman’s display for them against Switzerland.
Ireland actually picked up a 1-1 draw with the Swiss last night, which could aid their qualification chances.
Everton man Coleman captained his country on the night, but his performance came in for some criticism.
There are many Ireland fans who feel that the Everton right-back is not the same player since he picked up an injury last season.
And many Irish supporters suggest that the Everton captain is on the decline now.
Coleman is a shadow of his pre injury self . Evertonians know it , but like most Irish , it’s a subject that dosen’t get mentioned. I presume , out of love for the guy . Heart and determination still unquestionable , but just not the same player as before . Sad .— Crazy Razor Headlock (@RazorHeadlock) September 5, 2019
He’s definitely lost that dynamism going forward— paul dolan (@pauldn1) September 5, 2019
A positive result in the end. But sad to say that it looks like McClean and Colemans legs are gone by the looks of it. Good news with Coleman is we have a ready and arguably better replacement ready made in Matt Doherty #IREvSWI— James Mordaunt (@jimmermordy) September 5, 2019
Coleman does seem to be struggling of late, Doherty has to be given a look when he's fit— garymcdonagh (@gazmcd) September 5, 2019
He was so poor— morganflanagan (@FlanaganMorgan) September 5, 2019
Get in there Mc Goldrick the only player who put himself about today, Coleman not the same player since the injury and McLean looks past his best unfortunately— Christopher (@Gitconnolly) September 5, 2019
Seamus Coleman’s back legs have gone— Jordan Harrold (@Jord_Harrold) September 5, 2019
Seamus Coleman is way off, Doherty needs to start RB. #coybig— Killian Dixon (@KillianDixon) September 5, 2019
Despite the harsh opinions on Coleman’s performance, he is still playing a key role for Marco Silva’s side.
Everton did bring in Djibril Sidibe over the summer to increase competition for places at right-back, but Coleman remains the Toffees first choice at the moment.
Coleman has one more game to play for Ireland over the coming international break, with Mick McCarthy’s side set to take on Bulgaria on Tuesday.
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