Martin O’Neill confirms midfielder will start against Denmark in Saturday’s UEFA Nations League match, live on Sky Sports
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 13/10/18 9:05am
Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick says he “enjoys” working with Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane.
Keane was previously embroiled in a row with Harry Arter – leading, in part, to the Cardiff midfielder being left out of the squad – with a tape being leaked which was alleged to be Stephen Ward confirming the spat.
Hendrick, however, insists Keane is a real asset to his game. When asked about Keane’s approach to management, the 26-year-old said: “I enjoy it. After the last game we played Wales and there was a few clips I didn’t do well in and I sat down with him and he talked me through and helped me.
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“I tried to put that into practice in the Poland game and personally I felt my performance was better. The team’s performance was better as well.
“We keep sitting down and picking his brain. He played in the same position I do so it’s always good to do that.”
Republic of Ireland resume their UEFA Nations League campaign against Denmark on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Football, following an opening-game 4-1 defeat to Wales in Cardiff last month.
Hendrick will start the game, says boss Martin O’Neill, as Republic of Ireland look to inflict revenge on Denmark after they beat them in the World Cup play-offs a year ago.