June 14, 2024

For the friendly against Belgium on Saturday and the match against Switzerland on Tuesday, Coleman, 35, is back in the lineup.

After suffering an injury in May against Leicester, the full-back started playing for Everton again in December.

Coleman stated, “I kind of thought that might have been it. It appeared to be a serious wound.

After making his debut in 2011, Coleman has 68 caps for his nation. He said, Thankfully, I got away without it being an ACL, which was important at my age.

In their most recent match, a Euro 2024 qualifier in Dublin, the Irish put up one of the best displays of Stephen Kenny’s tenure, but ultimately lost 1-0 to France’s Kylian Mbappe.

John O’Shea, Coleman’s old Republic defense partner, will take over as temporary coach for the two games that take place over the next week, following Kenny’s departure.

He said, speaking of the Republic’s ongoing difficulties that have caused them to fall to 62nd place in the world rankings, It’s always tough watching on and to see the team not doing so well is very tough.

I understand how that feels; I’ve been there when I was healthy and a member of underperforming teams.

I was a little bit of a tunnel vision when it came to becoming fit, but it always hurts when we play for our national team and things don’t work out.

I was just concentrating on getting fit again. Of course, I watch

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