Seamus Coleman captained Republic of Ireland in their 1-1 draw at home to Switzerland on Thursday night – and the Everton defender received plenty of criticism from fans on Twitter for his performance.
Mick McCarthy’s side earned a point in the European Championship qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.
Visitors Switzerland opened the scoring in the 74th minute with a low driven finish from Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar, but David McGoldrick of Sheffield United responded with a header for Ireland in the closing stages.
Ireland are top of Group D as it stands and have 11 points from five games, as they aim to reach next summer’s major international tournament.
A selection of international fans singled out Coleman for criticism following his display for the Irish.
The 30-year-old delivered a captain’s performance with some crucial defensive moments, which included a last-ditch header at the back post that may have prevented a Swiss goal to earn three points.
He didn’t offer too much offensively and that is a part of the right-back’s game that has faded in recent times.
Coleman is still a regular in the Everton team, but does have fresh competition at Goodison Park from summer recruit Djibril Sidibe.
Here are some fans ripping into Coleman after Ireland’s draw:
That goal is no more than Switzerland deserve. Can’t even blame Mick McCarthy, we just have terrible players, Seamus Coleman is our captain ffs. Heart and effort but zero quality in the final third. #IRLSUI #COYBIG
— James Fitzpatrick (@jamsieboy86) September 5, 2019
Seamus Coleman is way off, Doherty needs to start RB. #coybig
— Killian Dixon (@KillianDixon) September 5, 2019
Seamus Coleman’s back legs have gone
— Jordan Harrold (@Jord_Harrold) September 5, 2019
Seamus Coleman is so FINISHED
— 9xarki FPL code (@CianBoyling) September 5, 2019
Seamus Coleman doing a seamus Coleman running ball out of play #neverratedhim
— Tom.c (@whatatulip) September 5, 2019
Played alright when we went behind..makes no sense at time..Coleman is done…very poor tonight
— MB (@mbutler27) September 5, 2019
Hopeless. No technique, no skill, no vision. Nothing.
— Adam Byrne (@adamabyss) September 5, 2019