Dunphy tells Darragh Maloney that Trappatoni is "amateurish"...
Posted by TalentBase News on March 01 2012 @ 14:33
RTÉ soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has labelled Ireland's performance in the 1-1 friendly draw with the Czech Republic as "embarrassing", and blasted Giovanni Trapattoni as "amateurish and arrogant".
The outspoken former international was speaking to Darragh Maloney on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1.
Dunphy predicted that, if the manager does not change his approach, Ireland will be "humiliated" at this summer's European Championships.
"It was a very disappointing performance", Dunphy claimed. "We were completely outplayed by a pretty ordinary Czech side who struggled to qualify (for Euro 2012).
"It was embarrassing at times the amount of possession they had. They looked like Barcelona. It was a badly set-up Irish team and a bit of a shambles."
Dunphy also castigated Trapattoni's treatment of James McClean. "James McClean is a fantastic kid and he was treated very badly by Giovanni Trapattoni. In my view he should have been given 90 minutes, or at least 45 minutes. To give him 11 minutes at the end was insulting. "Obviously the kid was thrilled but [how he was treated] was not professional."
Dunphy claims that Trapattoni's "amateurish" approach to the game is not liked by the majority of Irish footballing people.