Conor Hourihane featured for 68 minutes as the Republic of Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw by Denmark in Monday night’s Euro 2020 qualification match.
The result means that ROI will need to negotiate the playoffs if they are to book their spot in the finals of next summer’s competition.
Hourihane has featured in five of Aston Villa’s last six Premier League matches, and it was not a surprise that he was named in his country’s first XI on Monday evening.
The 28-year-old was ultimately replaced as the home side looked for a win, though, and a number of the ROI fans have been on social media discussing his performance.
It would be fair to say that the country’s supporters were not overly impressed with what they saw from the central midfielder in the Euro 2020 qualifier.
Indeed, a selection of the Twitter reaction to Hourihane’s display – which was disappointing in the eyes of the Republic of Ireland faithful – is available to view below:
Hourihane was the worst player on the pitch, he offered nothing tonight
— Michael (@MArmshaw) November 18, 2019
We’re so lacking in that part of the pitch it’s scary. Hourihane was atrocious last night, worst player on the pitch for me. Hendrick not much better. There’s at least some light at the end of the FW tunnel with Connolly/Parrot. Midfield not so much.
— Carl Morrissey (@Moro88) November 19, 2019
Yea hourihane had a poor game was right call to take him off.
— Damien Bellew (@DamienBellew) November 18, 2019
5 for Hourihane seems very generous! And Whelan was very good last night.
— rob hill (@robhillcork) November 19, 2019
he was useless, as was Hourihane and Hendrick. deadwood. deadweight. get rid.
— donie (@doniekellylad) November 18, 2019
Hendrick, McClean Whelan & Hourihane are passengers in that side
— diggerwasboss (@Copenred) November 18, 2019
Conor Hourihane caught on the ball YET again. Really need to sharpen up in midfield.
— J.P. McGee (@Fubble365) November 18, 2019