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09th Jun 2022

Jason Knight’s frustration during post-match TV interview sums up Ireland performance

Luke Jennings

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“He was great at half-time but f*** it.”

Jason Knight accidentally cursed on live TV following the Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Ukraine at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Ireland midfielder, who was named the team’s man of the match, swore during an interview with RTÉ following the disappointing defeat,

The result left Ireland bottom of their Uefa Nations League group and yet to win a game in the competition after 12 games, having drawn five and lost seven.

Jason Knight interview

Jason Knight’s post-match TV interview.

The 21-year-old was one of the only positives for Stephen Kenny as the Boys in Green lost their second game in five days.

Knight picked up the RTÉ man-of-the-match award for his positive performance, despite Ireland being second best against Ukraine.

“First and foremost it’s disappointing, we didn’t want to lose of course but like you said we started well,” Knight told RTÉ.

“But we need to start taking that for a full 90 minutes, and getting the result with it.”

Knight was then asked what Kenny said to the players at half-time.

“He was great at half-time but f*** it,” the Derby County midfielder said.

Jason Knight interview

Ireland were second best against Ukraine.

Ireland started the game on the front foot, however, Oleksandr Petrakov’s team were in control for large parts of the match.

Ukraine made 10 changes to the side that lost the World Cup Play-off final to Wales in Cardiff on Sunday, yet they still found a way past Ireland.

Meanwhile, the Boys in Green haven’t won a competitive game at home in almost three years, when they beat Gibraltar in Dublin.

Ireland’s next match in the Nations League is against Scotland on Saturday, with a 5:00 pm kick-off at the Aviva Stadium.

Jason Knight interview

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