Stephen Kenny admitted that Eire had been masters of their very own downfall after a humbling defeat in Armenia.
reland’s depressing Nations League document was prolonged by a seventy fifth minute strike from Eduard Spertsyan with the visiting facet unable to create sufficient possibilities to type a tough luck story.
The Dubliner acknowledged that his facet toiled when it got here to breaking down the 92nd ranked facet on the earth, with the away camp not anticipating to come across a again 5 which sat deep and countered successfully.
He felt Eire had been in management on the interval after which misplaced their manner from the restart with Armenia extra assured of their gameplan because the guests ran out of steam regardless of finally making 5 adjustments within the 33 diploma warmth.
“I settle for criticism of that. We did not unlock the door extra and create extra clearcut possibilities,” he mentioned.
“It was a decent sport actually total, not a sport that we deserved to lose on the stability of play and possibilities however we have misplaced it and solely have ourselves accountable.
“We’re dissatisfied. I felt within the final 20-25 minutes of the primary half we had been actually in management however we did not begin the second half like that in any respect. We had been vulnerable to counter assaults, and located it troublesome to interrupt them down.
“We had a lot of the possibilities within the sport however simply could not make it work. They scored from a place that’s not even a half likelihood, we have got punished.”
Kenny had set his facet a goal of profitable their Nations League group to enhance their Euro 2024 prospects beneath quite a lot of headings.
Now there will probably be fears that the marketing campaign will go in one other route fully, with elevated strain on the Dublin date with Ukraine on Wednesday and the follow-up with Scotland on Saturday earlier than a visit to Poland to fulfill the Ukrainians once more.
“We have made life troublesome for ourselves however moderately than specializing in that, we have got to give attention to bouncing again on Wednesday,” he mentioned.
“We have got two residence video games now, we have to mud ourselves down. We’re dissatisfied with ourselves, we all know it is a poor outcome, we’re nicely conscious of that.”