Following the Rep. of Ireland’s heroic 1-0 win over world champions Germany, Joachim Löw blasted Ireland’s “long-ball tactics”mj and admitted he was embarrassed at his sides performance against Martin O’Neill’s side.
Löw appeared inconsolable following the defeat, despite the fact that his side had just automatically qualified for France 2016.
“I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the German people,” Low said in English, for some reason. “Losing to a team like this is completely unacceptable. Because of the shame I have brought to my country, I will resign immediately and return my World Cup medal. I deserve to be punished with a fate worse than death. Possibly the Sunderland job.”
When questioned about Löw’s comments, O’Neill quipped, “Why the Long face, Jogi?” The Rep. of Ireland manager then dismissed Löw’s comments and even questioned the German’s credentials. “Sure what would that clown know?” he said. “What’s he done in the game? Has he won the Coca-Cola Cup twice? He has in his bollocks.”
As the victorious O’Neill spoke proudly of his side’s display, the home dressing room burst into song, to provide the perfect backdrop for the evening. “You can shove your World Cup up your hole,” they sang, long into the night.
Amongst the smiling Irish faces was the matchwinner, Shane Long, who admitted he was disappointed to have been overlooked from the starting line-up:
“Yeah I was a bit surprised alright, to be honest. I’m definitely the best forward in the squad. Think Murphy could have finished like that? Think Keano could have ran that fast? No chance.” – Shane Long
“Germany, Georgia, Gibraltar. You’ll never beat the Irish,” proclaimed one jubilant Irish supporter. “Just as long as your country’s name begins with the letter G. Bring it on Ghana! #COYBIG.” The man then led the crowd outside the Aviva in a chant of: “Fuck you Ghana, fuck you Ghana…”
When asked for his opinion on the result, John Delaney said: “Listen, Never mind the goal, the 3 points or the European Championships. This result will do wonders for our FIFA World Ranking, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what really matters?”
The Rep of Ireland assistant Roy Keane, said he was delighted for Long and the whole team: “Even I couldn’t steal the limelight on a night like this, but I’m sure I’ll try.”