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Watch: Martin O'Neill goes on the defensive in tetchy post-match interview on RTÉ

“I don’t think there is a quick fix,” says the Ireland manager after watching his side scrape a 1-1 draw in Georgia.

MARTIN O’NEILL SAID there ‘is no quick fix’ for Ireland’s inability to hold onto possession after his side were lucky to escape with a draw from tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Georgia.

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After one of the worst, if not the worst, performance of the O’Neill era, Ireland were fortunate not to lose having been second best in nearly every department in Tbilisi despite Shane Duffy giving the visitors an early lead.

O’Neill was asked what could to address the problems before Tuesday’s crucial home clash with Serbia.

“I don’t think there’s a quick fix to it,” he told RTÉ. “We have to try and do better on the ball. We have one or two very decent players who probably didn’t play well tonight.

“Do you know what we’re going to try and do? We’re going to try and win a game against Serbia which is the most important thing. We’re going to put heart and soul into the match on Tuesday night.

“And we’re going to try and beat a side who are probably technically better than us. That’s what we’re going to try and do.”

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