Many Republic of Ireland fans were to left to laud the display of Everton man Seamus Coleman despite their 3-2 away loss at Serbia on Wednesday night.
The 32-year-old put in a decent performance in an unfamiliar role on the right side of a back three for Stephen Kenny’s team, despite conceding three goals.
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Coleman won no fewer than six clearances, the second-most out of any player to have set foot on the pitch, and topped the stats with four interceptions and two blocked shots (Sofascore).
Despite playing as a central defender, he also got on the ball a lot for the Irish, recording the second-most touches (62) out of any of his teammates, while also achieving an 89% pass accuracy (Sofascore), a stellar overall display by the captain.
Republic of Ireland fan reaction to Coleman display
These Republic of Ireland supporters lauded his performance on Twitter, with one fan even going as far as to claim that he was ‘brilliant’:
“Coleman has been a rock tonight #SRBIRL”
“You got to love Seamus Coleman, gives 110% every time. #SRBIRL”
“Seamus Coleman is solid as rock back there! #SRBIRL”
“Great defensive work from Coleman and O’Shea to keep the Serbs out, Richard Dunne must have been on Zoom to them before this #COYBIG #SRBIRL #WEAREONE”
“Coleman outstanding so far. What a player he is. #COYBIG #SERIRL”
“Brilliant from Coleman….as per usual #COYBIG”
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