'Terrible', 'Serious player' - Ireland fans seemed torn on performance of David McGoldrick
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'Terrible', 'Serious player' - Ireland fans seemed torn on performance of David McGoldrick

David McGoldrick couldn’t quite help Ireland over the line last night against Denmark.

David McGoldrick was excellent for Ireland last night. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Despite putting in an excellent performance, the Irish only mustered a draw in Dublin. McGoldrick missed a couple of half chances. However, Matt Doherty’s equaliser gave the home crowd hope of a late win.

It wasn’t to be, though, for Mick McCarthy’s men. They must now fight their way through a play-off in March.

Blades striker McGoldrick started the game as the lone frontman. Despite it not being a role he plays for Sheffield United, he acquitted himself well.


However, as the game went on, McGoldrick dropped deeper and deeper. It was a tactic to try and influence the game.

That’s the position he occupies for Sheffield United on a weekly basis. He controlled the play well and brought others in to play. He was, ultimately, involved in a lot of good that Ireland did.

David McGoldrick missed a couple of half chances for Ireland. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

McGoldrick is loved by Blades fans. However, his performance seemed to cause a bit of divide amongst the Irish contingent.

Twitter was awash with comments about McGoldrick’s showing after the game. It’s safe to say there was a fair split in opinion on the striker, too.



It certainly makes for an interesting account. This, especially, seen as he was given MOTM by the sponsors.

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We aren’t here to never comment on a player’s bad performance. Saying that, we can’t agree with the negativity here.

The forward was the heartbeat of all the good Ireland did. He controlled possession. He played others in behind.

McGoldrick was also unlucky not to score. Not to mention, he was playing as a lone striker in a system he isn’t used to playing.

David McGoldrick was gutted not to help Ireland to Euro 2020. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

In our view, Ireland need to get someone alongside him. Of course, Mick McCarthy knows what he is doing and we wouldn’t question his decisions. However, to get the best out of ‘Didzy’, you need to let him roam.

Ireland can make it through the play-offs. They need to get the best out of McGoldrick to ensure they do just that.

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