Stephen Kenny issues Seamus Coleman update ahead of Ireland’s Nations League odyssey – Pundit Arena

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Ireland boss Stephen Kenny has suggested that he may be forced to manage Seamus Coleman’s fitness on a game by game basis ahead of the upcoming Uefa Nations League games in June.
Recently, Coleman has struggled with injury at club and international level, and is unlikely to have played four games in as many days this season for Everton.
As a result, his availability for the upcoming games may be blighted by injuries, but Kenny has explained that he has not given up hope on his skipper yet.
“It is a tough challenge, and we have to assess it after the first game,” he said. “The three-day turnarounds are more difficult than the four day turnarounds.
“That extra day of recovery is significant in the recovery process. From Saturday to Wednesday as opposed to Wednesday to Saturday. These are things that we have to manage.
“This fella is one of the best people I have ever met” 🥺
Frank Lampard hailing Seamus Coleman in front of the Everton dressing room 💙
— Kenny’s Kids (@KennysKids) May 20, 2022

“The distance he plays determines the distance covered on the pitch. These are all things that we have to analyse, so we will see how Saturday goes first.”
Ireland head into June’s Nations League window with a major target to achieve, one that is no secret.
Since October 2021, Kenny has been speaking of the importance of the Nations League, and the desire of his to secure a big campaign in it, and his obsession is showing little sign of letting up.
Stephen Kenny Conor Hourihane
“Listen, I’ve always set targets,” he said. “I’ve set the bar high in dressing rooms I’ve been in. I’ve always done that. There’s no guarantees. If we don’t win the group, it won’t be for the want of trying. We’re not favourites.
“We’re third favourites. I could easily just play it down. We’re on a good run of form. We’ve improved a lot. We’ve only one defeat in 12. It’s an emerging team.
“You feel the team is going to get better. We’ve the capacity to score goals. We’re defending better. We’re on a run of good defensive performances as well.
Stephen Kenny’s Ireland squad out training in Abbotstown this afternoon ahead of the four game Nations League window in June.. 🇮🇪
All 24 players out training, with the three goalkeepers in their own group..
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“I feel that the team is getting better and the players have a good connection between the older and the senior players. You can really feel that in the group.”

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