Coleman wants Gibraltar to take points from Republic of Ireland’s rivals

Seamus Coleman wants Gibraltar to take points from Group D teams following the Republic of Ireland scare in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier showdown.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder, Jeff Hendrick’s shot at 49th-minute to separate the teams and give Ireland a hard earned 1-0 win last Saturday.

Coleman believes that his national side has improved and should utilise their improvement into grabbing more points from the other teams in Group D.

Coleman said as quoted in FourFourTwo:

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The Everton defender says his coach wants the full-backs to go forward as much as possible in the English Premier League.

“The players afterwards were happy with how they’d performed. They’re giving it their all too and thankfully we got the win.

“But I would love to see them take points from teams and hopefully they can do.”

Coleman also admitted that international football gets tougher every season with Tuesday night’s opponents Georgia as another tough match.

“International football is definitely getting harder. Teams sit back and it’s getting harder to break teams down.

“Georgia is going to be a sticky game home and away as well. It’s a tough group and we’ll just take one game at a time, that old cliche.

“We’re not taking Georgia for granted – they are a good side and they’re getting better with every campaign as well.”

“It was tough, but it was the same for both teams and we got over the line.

“We definitely would have liked to be more comfortable, I’m not going to try to butter it up any different, but (we got) three points. We look forward to Georgia now and hopefully we can get three points again.”

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