Euro 2024 qualifiers: Irish coach disgusted at falling to France

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny is not happy with the Euro 2024 qualifying draw.

In Ireland, the media is talking about a nightmare draw after the draw for the Euro 2024 qualifiers this Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Ireland will face the Netherlands, France, Greece and Gibraltar in Group B.

“Nobody Wants France”

After the draw, Ireland coach Stephen Kenny expressed his disappointment: “It’s obviously a very difficult draw… Nobody wanted to inherit France, who were in the second hat, that’s clear. Also, Greece is a great team. Finishing in the top two will be a feat to achieve. »

Ireland, who were in Pot 3, could have benefited from a more gentle draw with a more affordable opponent in Pot 2. Besides France, there were also Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Wales, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Scotland. and Finland.

The coach is still trying to reassure Irish supporters: We have already proven our ability to get good results against Portugal, Serbia, Scotland and Belgium last year. We are making progress, especially in our attacking efficiency. »

“I like the French style of play”

“We are going to play big matches against the Netherlands and France. All the matches are important but going to the Arena in Amsterdam and the Stade de France will be great. I like the style of play of the Dutch and the French. I was also impressed when Greece won the Euros in 2004. Qualifying is a big challenge for us…”He added.

As Ireland have not qualified for the World Cup, the coach has also promised to travel to Qatar to attend the Blues’ and Dutch’s matches to observe his future opponents before the play-offs begin. Euro in March 2023.

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