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.
Seamus Coleman mate. Get in the bin
— ???????????????????????????????? (@FinKitch) October 15, 2019
Great player was Seamus Coleman but think the time is up….
— Ken O'Grady (@kogrady74) October 15, 2019
It pains me to say it but I think Seamus Coleman is finished as an international footballer. A great servant but Injuries have taken their toll unfortunately. Him or Doherty has only 1 answer now #SUIIRL
— Sean Canning (@Phaytrick) October 15, 2019
Seamus Coleman sent off. Again.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) October 15, 2019
Maybe it's the heavy turf but Seamus Coleman's legs look gone tonight
— Johnny Ward (@Ui_Maine) October 15, 2019
So Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a pen, Moise Kean got sent off, Seamus Coleman sent off tonight, Michael Keane dropped due to being dreadful. Nice break Everton, good confidence boost.
— Jamie (@EvertonianJamie) October 15, 2019
Seamus Coleman out against Denmark isn’t a bad thing after his recent performances. Hope Doherty makes his point against the Danes. #COYBIG
— John Mullally (@JohnMul07) October 15, 2019
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.