Ireland international Stephen Hunt is determined to earn a longer-term contract at Portman Road having extended his current deal to the end of the season.
He’s a man without a club but Stephen Hunt, who turned 32 this week, is still as determined as ever. With options on the table, including moving to Europe, Hunt is getting his head down and working hard on his fitness. Back home in Ireland, he spoke to Padraig Byrne of the excellent back-post.com.
“I was pissed off, 100pc. Angry, yes. Heartbroken, yes. But no, I never thought about not wanting to play…Trapattoni has his ways. He’s stubborn. But I do like him and I think he is the right man for the job and that’s coming from a person who didn’t play at the Euros”
Foley-gate may be no more with Giovanni Trapattoni firmly drawing a line under the subject but there are a few more faces in the Irish squad who could face tough conversations with the manager after Monday’s final warm-up game with Hungary. Players like Kevin Doyle and Stephen Hunt have some work to do in Budapest or they may find themselves down the pecking order come the showdown with Croatia just six days later.
After Wolves’ relegation, James Clancy asks what lays in store for the considerable Irish presence at Molineux and will Giovanni Trapattoni be able to call on some of them as Premier League players next season?
“I did used to jump off my roof but only to escape from Stephen when he was mad!! #littlebrotherfear”
Galvin Klein “At least Matt Holland managed to wear a shirt at a major tournament. Joey Barton supposedly ‘leaks’ the kit England will be wearing when they crash out of the Euro 2012 quarter-finals at the hands of Ireland.”
He’s known as Rambo to many Irish supporters because of his all-action style and Stephen Hunt is relishing the task of taking first blood against the likes of Xavi and Iniesta at Euro 2012 this summer. Speaking to the fans, […]
The Guardian predicts Wolves will welcome back their jubilant Irish contingent for this weekend’s clash with Everton.
“Let’s be honest about it, I’m not going to turn into Messi now, am I? But what I know is I will be effective and I’ll have a good influence on the team.”