“It’s a football match. Every kid, every adult, you go to a football match and you try to win the game. That’s all I know and that’s my mission: to try and win the game”
– Interim coach Noel King has impressed since taking temporary charge of the Irish team.
“This is what I do. I’ve always had a view about what international managers should and shouldn’t do, what international players should and shouldn’t do. It’s huge for me.”
“To just turn up and say, ‘It’s okay, Germany are going to walk all over us’ wouldn’t be acceptable.”