Martin O'Neill: Republic of Ireland manager to discuss future

Keane and Schmeichel pose with the Charity Shield in 1997

Keane and Schmeichel pose with the Charity Shield in 1997

"We got the early goal, we had a couple chances to make it 2-0, especially the one with James (McClean) where it went just past the post.

I'll speak to [FAI chief] John Delaney - I've not spoken to him since we spoke about the new contract", said O'Neill.

Denmark coach Age Hareide thanked opposite number Martin O'Neill after a bold tactical choice backfired to give Christian Eriksen sufficient freedom to score a hat-trick and secure World Cup qualification.

"Clueless. Absolutely clueless. To allow the players like they have the space, the time, in the key areas of the pitch, even the substitutions, Ciaran Clark coming off - unless he's injured - with Ward going to centre-half, I really don't know what I've witnessed".

But Denmark stormed back and tore Ireland apart.

Former Leicester and Celtic manager O'Neill's defensive style of play has often been criticised and his side scored three or more goals in a single game just once in their 12 qualifying and play-off matches.

"I don't agree with our luck running out, it was a commendable effort by the team".

Eriksen, who has scored 21 times in 75 internationals, said there were more goals to come from Denmark in Russian Federation.

After Denmark got their first through a Cyrus Christie own goal, there was no stopping them as they cruised to victory at the Aviva Stadium.

"He has good players to play with, he has a good manager and I think he is enjoying his time at Tottenham at the moment".

"We'll take this with us and try to score as many goals as possible at the World Cup as well", said the midfielder, who doused former worldwide defender Lars Jacobsen, who was broadcasting for Danish TV, with champagne as he celebrated.

"I'm obviously delighted for Denmark but I'm gutted for the Irish". It's a big thing and I'm very, very happy about it.

In the first leg against Denmark, his side had just 28% possession, while Southampton striker Shane Long, who has 17 worldwide goals, started on the bench for both games.

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