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Aiden McGeady blasts Roy Keane for questioning his Ireland form
Spartak Moscow winger has not reacted favourably to comments from the former Ireland skipper about his performances in the green shirt
|Bet:||Returns:||Spartak Moscow £12.00||Draw £60.00||Alania £110.00|
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The Spartak Moscow player went on the offensive following Keane's comments and told reporters: "He says enough anyway. I played with him at Celtic and that was bad enough," he said about his former team-mate.
McGeady added: "He is just one of those guys who has something to say about everything. I got on with him as a guy, but he is just one of those guys who has an opinion on everything."
Keane and his fellow former Ireland captain Andy Townsend waded in on McGeady's form with Townsend saying: “It’s a toss of a coin whether he turns up or whether he doesn’t.”
The 26-year old has come under pressure for his place in Giovanni Trapattoni's starting XI from James McClean but he is determined to fight for his slot in the team. He said that former players are entitled to their opinion and lauded his own contribution to Ireland's efforts in qualifying for Euro 2012.
"Over the qualifying campaign, I was probably not great in every game but I know, not being big headed, that I was probably one of the main players," said McGeady.
He continued: "When other people talk about the 'final ball', that is their opinion, but who set up more goals than me in the qualifiers?
"Possibly because I don't get one (cross) in every time I get criticised. It would be great to get a goal with every one in two crosses but that is obviously not going to happen. I would like to be more consistent with my crosses and to score more goals. There are a lot of things I want to work on and I am still fairly young."
After a difficult season at club level in Russia the former Celtic star has said he is quite content in Moscow for the time being despite rumours of a move to Sunderland.
"I am not thinking about leaving or thinking about upping sticks and getting myself to England or wherever. I am quite happy where I am. That's all there is to it," he concluded.
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