Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Roy Keane tears into England fans for getting carried away

Roy Keane tears into England fans for getting carried away

Ivan Perisic equalised for Croatia with 20 minutes remaining before the Inter winger set up Mario Mandzukic for a dramatic victor in extra time.

'Before the game, the whole talk was about the final, ' Keane began.

Ultimately accusing them of not showing enough quality, Keane believed the inexperience of their players, and a lack of trophies won by the players in their club careers, told throughout: 'It was a step too far for them'.

Republic of Ireland assistant boss made it clear that he was not impressed with former England striker Wright as he was "getting carried away" with the prospect of Gareth Southgate's side going all the way to the World Cup final, when they were still playing in the group stages of the competition.

The Arsenal legend then decides to joke with his former United rival, appearing to forget his words.

Mr Keane criticised the way they were planning parades and thinking about the final before they even got there.

Keane stuck to his original point, though, replying: "I don't mind you being happy, but you were getting carried away. We were just having a laugh with you", Wright said in his famous London accent.

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"And I was right. We were happy, you weren't happy for us to be happy at that time". "You need a reality check".

But it comes to a very awkward end as Wright mocks the Irishman's pronunciation of "final".

"On about the final, football's coming home..."

At full-time, with the score deadlocked at 1-1, England looking to be lagging, and extra-time looming, the former Irish captain found his opportunity to wreak havoc.

"Really expected Keane to walk over and lamp him one", one fan wrote.

While a third simply said: "Roy Keane vs Ian Wright".

Another added: "Roy Keane toasting Ian Wright an open fire there". The latest JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.

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