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McGeady: Ireland needs to take it easy in training

The 26-year-old was disappointed with his side's display in the friendly fixture against Hungary and believes a less strict approach in practice sessions would be beneficial.

Aiden McGeady has suggested that the intensity of the Republic of Ireland's training needs to be scaled back if the team is to be competitive at the European Championship.

Speaking after Ireland's 0-0 draw with Hungary on Monday, the Spartak Moscow midfielder shared his opinion that the rigorous training schedule needs to be reduced for the players to perform at their best.

"Training has been of such a high intensity that I think a lot of players felt a bit jaded tonight," McGeady said to Sky News. "A lot of players were saying at halftime that they felt we were pretty sluggish on our feet. I think that was the overwhelming factor in the first half.

"In the second half we picked up a bit but perhaps we need to take it easy on the training."

Giovanni Trapattoni's side gets its Euro 2012 campaign under way against Croatia on June 10.

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