Mick McCarthy told his Republic of Ireland players not to be too hard on themselves after seeing them struggle to kill off battling Gibraltar.
Mick McCarthy refused to be downhearted after seeing the Republic of Ireland labour to beat a stubborn Gibraltar and cement their place at the top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group D.
Joseph Chipolina’s own goal and a late effort from substitute Robbie Brady handed the Republic of Ireland a Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Gibraltar.
Mick McCarthy will take Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Gibraltar however it comes – as long as it comes.
The Republic of Ireland will attempt to bring a successful conclusion to the first phase of their Euro 2020 qualification campaign when they welcome Gibraltar to Dublin on Monday evening.
Seamus Coleman has urged the Republic of Ireland to use the memory of their fright in Gibraltar as they attempt to remain firmly in the hunt for Euro 2020 qualification.
Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Judge is to undergo surgery on his fractured wrist on Monday, manager Mick McCarthy has revealed.