Leeds United midfielder gives honest opinion on Republic of Ireland result

Leeds United midfielder Eunan O’Kane has already reflected on the Republic of Ireland’s result against Iceland.

Martin O’Neill’s side were on the losing end of a 1-0 scoreline at the Aviva Stadium in an international friendly.

Even though it was not a competitive fixture, the result marked the end of a 15-game unbeaten run at the Dublin-based ground.

Hordur Magnusson was the difference on the night, as his 21st-minute free kick ensured that Iceland, who knocked England out of last year’s European Championships, earned victory.

O’Neill made wholesale changes to the side that played out a goalless draw with Wales in last Friday’s World Cup qualifier.

Four players were given their debuts on the senior international stage, with Daryl Horgan, John Egan, Conor Hourihane and Andy Boyle all featuring.

O’Kane, who switched allegiance from Northern Ireland in 2011, was brought on as a 63rd-minute substitute, but he was unable to change the outcome of the result.

The 26-year-old will now turn his attention to domestic football as Leeds hope to maintain their push for Premier League promotion with a trip to face Reading on Saturday.