The Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea says he was fortunate to maintain a strategic distance from a genuine harm after a Gareth Bale challenge in the World Cup qualifier against Wales.
Republic chief Seamus Coleman endured an awful twofold leg crack in Friday’s diversion and O’Shea is assuaged he didn’t likewise manage an awful harm.
O’Shea, 35, played on however later had a few fastens put into a shin wound.
“I was fortunate considering happened to Seamus. On one more night there could have been two red cards,” said O’Shea.
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Inquired as to whether the Real Madrid star’s test had been late, O’Shea, who will now miss Tuesday’s amicable against Iceland, stated: “Possibly, however fortunately I’m leaving it, which is no issue.
“I can’t recall what number of fastens it was. The specialist needed to stick some in profound and a couple of dissolvable ones on top. Ideally it will mend rapidly.”
The Sunderland guard was gotten high and late by Bale, who got a yellow card for the sliding test in the goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium.
Ridges supervisor Coleman shields Bale
Ridges supervisor Chris Coleman later propelled an enthusiastic protection of both Bale and Neil Taylor, who was sent off for his foul on Seamus Coleman, and O’Shea said he had “no issue” with physical difficulties.
He stated: “When you’re playing England, Scotland or Wales, the recreations will be that way. They are the recreations you need to be required in.
“As the restriction chief, will ensure your own players. In a derby diversion, will expect some top notch handles – at the same time, as I stated, inside reason.
“There’s no issue getting a hard handle – yet in the event that it’s late, it’s an alternate story.”
O’Shea was essentially luckier than Coleman, who confronts a long spell on the sidelines in the wake of experiencing surgery on Saturday.
The Republic were disillusioned not to have made the most of their numerical leverage amid the last 20 minutes or so of the diversion as Serbia supplanted them at the highest point of Group D on objective distinction.
However given that they had gone into it without Robbie Brady, Shane Duffy, Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy, Harry Arter, Wes Hoolahan and Daryl Murphy, there was no feeling of distress in the Republic positions.
“On the off chance that you gave us this position toward the begin of the gathering, we’d have taken it,” included O’Shea, who won his 117th top in Friday’s amusement.