Date: 16th October 2019 at 9:00am
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

The Republic of Ireland lost 2-0 at Switzerland in Tuesday’s European Championship qualifiers and Seamus Coleman was one of many to come away with fierce criticism from supporters. The 31-year-old put in a poor performance on the night and was sent off in the second-half for his troubles.

Against Switzerland, Coleman played for 76 minutes, made 46 touches, created two chances, made 23 passes with 73.9% accuracy, whipped in two crosses, gave away two fouls, made one clearance and made two dribbles. His two yellow cards on the night came either side of half-time.

Coleman now finds himself simultaneously suspended for club and country – he picked up two yellows for Everton against Burnley before the international break. Djibril Sidibe may be given a chance to prove his worth at right-back when the Toffees face West Ham United on Saturday.

Everton have been underwhelming and find themselves 18th in the Premier League as a result. Only four clubs have a worse defensive-record after eight games too. Coleman has captained the side for most of the campaign and hasn’t been at his best.

He’s been criticised for poor club form this season and is now struggling on international duty too.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article