Trapattoni demands respect
Giovanni Trapattoni has intimated the no-show members of his Rep of Ireland squad have shown a lack of respect.
Last Updated: 24/05/11 11:12pm
Giovanni Trapattoni has intimated that the no-show members of his squad have displayed a lack of respect for Republic of Ireland.
Robbie Keane struck twice to take his international goal tally to 48 as the Republic crushed Northern Ireland 5-0 in the Carling Nations Cup in Dublin, but it was the players missing who commanded most attention.
Manager Trapattoni has got into a row with Wigan over the non-appearance of James McCarthy for the four summer matches and the Italian revealed on Tuesday night that Stoke pair Marc Wilson and Jonathan Walters also failed to report.
Wigan insist McCarthy has an ankle injury and that the Football Association of Ireland were informed, but Trapattoni says there has been no contact and the midfielder has not returned calls.
Trapattoni said: "We called these players, they didn't answer, they didn't come.
"We will have to decide why we call them up next time. This is their federation, the FAI. McCarthy, Wilson and Walters didn't come, they didn't bother answering.
"We have been watching these players over one month, two months.
"If they are injured that is OK, but they must come to us and see our doctor. It is about respect. It shouldn't happen anywhere, not just Ireland."