I thought we acquitted ourselves well
Noel King’s first game in charge as Republic of Ireland caretaker manager saw the former Shamrock Rovers stalwart endure a baptism of fire at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne.
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Only the brilliance of David Forde prevented a heavier defeat although King was anxious to concentrate on the positive aspects of Ireland’s display in his post match TV comments.
“That third goal was a killer, but in terms of ourselves I thought we acquitted ourselves well,
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When asked about the team’s shape King responded: “I think there was only one player out of position to be honest with you. We worked hard for entire game and I thought we were solid enough.
“Look, the boys tried very hard. Maybe I could have made changes but I was happy and the boys can be proud of themselves tonight.
“I don’t want to make excuses as we had a smashing bunch of players out there and I think we were still in the game up until the 89th minute. There was no way we could out pass Germany. We put in a good performance here in an intimidating atmosphere”,
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Man of the match David Forde was happy with his display:
“Definitely one of those nights where it went well for me.
“It was always going to be very difficult here and with a new manager coming into work with the team but Noel (King) did fantastically well coming in,
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