He paid particular attention to Aiden McGeady's game in Cork
Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane has said that some players are lucky to be on the plane to France after their performances against Belarus.
The former Manchester United midfielder was speaking in Fota Island to the press less than 24 hours after the Euro 2016 squad was announced.
Keane revealed that after "one or two of the performances last night", some of the players should be "counting their blessings".One of the players on the flight is Sheffield Wednesday's Aiden McGeady. The 30-year-old winger has struggled for form in recent months at both club and international level. He joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan in January from Everton but has struggled to break into the team in recent weeks.
McGeady was even allowed leave the squad and miss their Championship Play-Off Final defeat to Hull City last weekend to train with the Irish squad.
McGeady has scored five times for Ireland. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
Keane was not impressed with McGeady's performance against Belarus, and even want as far to imply that the Glasgow-born star has not gotten the most out of his abilities during his career.
Despite Keane's comments, McGeady was named in Martin O'Neill's squad. He started all three group games in Euro 2012, playing just under 200 minutes. Whether he gets that amount of playing time in France remains to be seen.
Keane on Aiden McGeady "he can do better...maybe that's story of his career"— Nathan Murphy (@nathanmurf) June 1, 2016
Roy Keane on Aiden McGeady last night: "I think he can play a lot better but maybe that's the story of Aiden's career."— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) June 1, 2016