We do not have time to dwell on Ukraine defeat – Republic boss Stephen Kenny


Republic of Eire boss Stephen Kenny has instructed his gamers they don't have time to be harm over their unnecessary begin to the brand new International locations League marketing campaign.

Eire slipped to a 2nd successive 1-0 defeat on Wednesday night time when a much-changed Ukraine facet received on the Aviva Stadium 4 days after Kenny’s males misplaced in Armenia to depart them on the foot of League B, Crew 1.

The executive, whose facet welcome Scotland to Dublin on Saturday, mentioned: “We’re hurting at the present time and we don’t have time for that as a result of such is the short turn-around right here. We’ve were given to get ourselves able for Scotland.”

Requested if he used to be stunned his facet had now not opened their account, Kenny added: “We would have liked to try this and we haven’t executed that, that’s evidently, in particular with the sport in Armenia.

“We at all times knew that Ukraine could be a difficult recreation – they were given to the quarter-finals of the Ecu Championships, they’re a top quality crew, in order that used to be at all times going to be a difficult recreation. However in fact we would need issues. I’m simply raging that we didn’t get a minimum of one win there within the two slender video games. “

Kenny’s males have not received any of the 12 video games they have got performed within the festival and his hopes of topping the gang lie in tatters.

Ukraine in the long run secured victory courtesy of half-time replace Viktor Tsygankov’s Forty eighth-minute free-kick, which stuck out keeper Caoimhin Kelleher because it curled in opposition to his some distance submit with out getting the contact he anticipated from any of the boys it handed.

Shane Duffy would possibly have snatched a draw 11 mins from time when he rattled the crossbar with a header, nevertheless it used to be the guests, roared on by means of 3,500 Ukrainians now residing in Eire amongst a crowd of 40,111 on the Aviva Stadium, who prevailed.

Kenny mentioned: “The function itself used to be a fluke, it’s only a free-kick that took a large soar off the bottom into the online. I will be able to’t fault the gamers, the gamers left the whole thing in the market. They gave completely the whole thing.

“I requested them ahead of the sport, ‘It’s now not sufficient simply to provide 100 according to cent, you’ve were given to extract each ounce of your self in seeking to get the outcome that we'd like’, and I believed the gamers gave completely the whole thing of themselves there this night.”

Ukraine trainer Oleksandr Petrakov made 10 adjustments to the facet which suffered a devastating 1-0 defeat in Sunday’s International Cup play-off ultimate in Wales, handing seven males aggressive debuts.

However he noticed his deputies get the process executed, in reality with out a substantial amount of fuss, and used to be overjoyed to have put a grin at the faces of the Ukrainians a number of the crowd.

He mentioned: “Obviously it is a very tricky time when Ukrainians come to look us taking part in in Eire, Ukrainians who had been approved by means of this unbelievable hospitality by means of the Irish other folks. You guys took in our girls and youngsters, who had been risking their lives again in Ukraine and I wish to prolong our gratitude to the entire of Eire.

“I perceive the ones Ukrainians who had been within the stands nowadays, all they sought after to look used to be just a little of positivity from our crew. However on the similar time, they’re truly longing to head house, return to Ukraine and we made them a bit of bit happier this night. That's the main success, individually.”