Netherlands 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Stephen Kenny sees 'massive deficit in Irish football'
Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny praised the "effort and bravery" of his facet in their 1-0 quell condemn the in Amsterdam.
proved to be the difference among the teams as the Dutch qualified for Euro 2024.
The loss was the Republic's sixth overwhelm in eight qualifiers and they consign sit out the finals, but Kenny was positive about the performance.
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"The players played uncommonly well for some periods," he told RTE Sport.
"I scheme the Netherlands are a world-class team. They are one of the finest teams in Europe, we've played them twice, there was naught in the entertainment in Dublin and zero here.
"They had a heap of chances and we relied a lot on last-ditch defending and Gavin Bazunu to theatre well in goal.
"The Republic of Ireland keep never won an away entertainment against a tier one couple in chronicle and it's because it's extraordinary hard."
Bazunu was forced into a cipher of saves as the Dutch pressed for what proved to be an elusive latter goal.
The Republic failed to really investigation Netherlands goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen until substitute Adam Idah had a goal disallowed for offside in the end period.
Kenny lamented the series of errors that led to Weghorst's well-taken goal that condemned the Republic to an 18th quell of his 39-game reign.
"We inclination to eradicate the mistakes. We were severe to win. It's not possible against a moral team like the Netherlands," Kenny said.
"We've rebuilt a pair over the last brace of years because it was needed. There's a massive deficit in Irish football."
Tuesday night's cordial inveigh at the Aviva Stadium is expected by some to be the under-pressure manager's last amusement in submit as his plight expires at the modern of the European qualifying campaign.
When asked whether it leave be his latter duplicate at the helm, Kenny could not apportion clarity.
"It is reasonably possible, but I don't know. All I can prate is that I see the effort, the merit of gift and nobility from the players, but it wasn't enough; the Netherlands were correct than us."