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Published: 16:38 | 18/6/16

O'Shea unhappy with Irish display

Skipper laments poor second half

Republic of Ireland captain John O'Shea expressed his disappointment after a poor display from the men in green saw them go down to a crushing 3-0 defeat to Belgium in Bordeaux.

The result leaves the Republic of Ireland 's Euro 2016 hopes hanging by a thread as two goals from Romelu Lukaku and another from Axel Witsel exposed the gulf in class between the two sides.

Martin O'Neill's side probably need to beat Italy in their final game in Lille next Wednesday to have a realistic chance of progressing to the knock-out stages of the tournament, but O'Shea insists that they will give everything to get the result they need after a poor performance today.

"The big thing was to make sure we started the second half that bit better in possession, but we didn't do that and it left us too open to the counter attack," he said.

"Belgium are a good team but we still have a big chance against Italy, we have to take the positives from today and our performance against Sweden. If we do that, with a bit more discipline and control we can get something.

"In patches the first was OK, but it in the second half we lacked that clinical edge in terms of attacking. It's an old cliche but that can leave you vulnerable at the back, and that’s something we'll have to improve on.

"Belgium are a really good side but at times we helped them out a bit. We will dust ourselves down and get ready to go for Italy in Lille."

By: Kieran O'Daly

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