first_imgMAN OF THE MATCH SEAMUS COLEMANIRELAND defender Seamus Coleman was very disappointed following his Ireland’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Greece at the Aviva.The Killybegs man insisted Ireland should have won the game, and expressed his frustration at having a strong penalty claim turned down when Konstantinos Stafylidis appeared to handle in the area.“I thought we played very well, I thought we deserved to win the game. We passed the ball very well at times and we’re just disappointed to get nothing from it,” said the Everton player. “I thought we definitely had a penalty claim in the first minute of the game. I thought it was a stonewall penalty but I thought we played all right. Just disappointed to get nothing from it.”Jose Holebas 29th minute goal condemned Giovanni Trapattoni’s side to defeat in what was their final fixture of 2012.Coleman said Ireland can be pleased with the past year, despite the results.“We qualified for a European Championship for the first time in 25 years,” he said, “we can move on from here and remain positive.” Captain John O’Shea praised Coleman’s performance and also felt Ireland deserved a victory.The Sunderland defender said: “It’s a step forward but we’re obviously disappointed. For the goal I should have done better, I let him come off just too easy but I think we should have been a couple of goals up by then.“We had the penalty shout early on and the way we started the game we probably deserved to be ahead but credit to Greece.“They haven’t been beaten in a few games and they’ve put in a determined, defensive performance.“In the second half we probably could have done things a little better quicker and better in the final third to create more clear cut chances but we had the confidence to knock it about and anytime we got Seamus on the ball down the flanks, we looked very dangerous.” MAN OF THE MATCH COLEMAN: ‘WE DESERVED TO BEAT GREECE’ was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MAN OF THE MATCH COLEMAN: ‘WE DESERVED TO BEAT GREECE’last_img