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However, with the former Italy and Juventus boss's departure from the FAI, Gibson has explained what led to his self-imposed exile and says that he is hoping to be called up for Ireland's next two games against Germany and Kazakhstan.
"I am [hoping to return], yeah. Obviously, because Trapattoni is gone," the 25-year-old told the media. "I never really wanted to make a big deal of it but, after what happened at the Euros, I felt I couldn't play under him any more."
"I was embarrassed when I came back from the Euros, obviously not winning a game and not getting on the pitch. I was playing every week at the time for Everton and we finished in the top six of the Premier League and I didn't get on.
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"I do regret not playing but, like I said, I was embarrassed and I was so angry that I didn't actually get on the pitch for even a second at the Euros, I just felt I couldn't come back and play for him again."
The 25-year-old admitted his annoyance at seeing Paul Green, a player who was without a club at the time, taking to the field in the 4-0 defeat against Spain in Gdansk.
He added: "If you've got a player playing for a Premier League team that finishes in the top six and you have someone, I don't want to show any disrespect to Paul Green but he had been released from his club and he got on the pitch and I didn't so there was obviously something wrong.
"After the Spain game, I pulled him aside and I said, 'Listen, is there a problem? Is there a reason I'm not playing?' And the exact words he said to me were: 'You're young.' And that was it. He walked off and didn't give me any other reason."