# Matt Doherty

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# earned his spurs
Matt Doherty defends Antonio Conte over post-game rant at players
Doherty has also spoken about his experiences under Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid.
This month
March 2023
# globetrotting
Praise for Festy Ebosele after making full Serie A debut
The Wexford defender started Udinese’s 0-0 draw away to Atalanta.
Last month
February 2023
What went wrong for Matt Doherty at Spurs?
Both Man City and Tottenham had high-profile full-back departures during the week ahead of their clash today.
# mattletico
Opportunity and challenge - what Matt Doherty can expect at Atletico Madrid
Doherty’s move to Madrid is as challenging as it is intriguing.
This year
# Done Deal
Spurs terminate Matt Doherty's contract to enable Atletico Madrid move
Meanwhile, Tottenham have signed Pedro Porro in a reported €45 million deal.
# back on track
Matt Doherty on target as Tottenham thrash Crystal Palace
The Ireland international scored Spurs’ third goal in a 4-0 win for Antonio Conte’s side at Selhurst Park.
Last year
# talking point
Is the old Matt Doherty back?
The Irish star has started the last two Premier League matches for Tottenham.
# getting better
'He is recovering good form' - Conte hints at Doherty return
The 30-year-old right wing-back has been largely held in reserve at Tottenham this season.
# Out of favour
“Does Conte actually mean if we play Doherty we will lose? If so that is brutal'
The stinging criticism of the Ireland international was up for discussion on this week’s episode of the Football Family.
# doc's diagnosis
'I feel like I know football...I think we are capable of achieving something'
Matt Doherty talks about nearing a return to Spurs’ first team and Ireland’s prospects of qualifying for Euro 2024.
# Pre-Season
Kane on target again as Tottenham draw 1-1 with Sevilla
Irish internationals Matt Doherty and Troy Parrott both came off the bench.
# Opinion
Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season
A comprehensive look at all the players in and around Stephen Kenny’s squad.
# Nice one my Son
Doherty goes off injured as Son hits a hat-trick in Tottenham's rout of Villa
Son’s treble and a fine Dejan Kulusevski strike for Tottenham saw Aston Villa soundly beaten at home.
# Doc following orders
'It looked like he might leave...that goal against Leeds seems to have transformed him'
Matt Doherty’s return to form at Tottenham was under discussion on this week’s episode of the Football Family.
# One Way Traffic
Five-star Tottenham hammer struggling Everton
Ireland defender Matt Doherty played a starring role in a 5-0 win for Antonio Conte’s side.
# content
'This is a mark of my system, my formation' - Antonio Conte impressed after Matt Doherty goal
Spurs responded to their midweek defeat at Burnley with a 4-0 win at Elland Road.
# Rejuvenated
Matt Doherty scores first goal in nearly 2 years as Son and Kane create Premier League history
Spurs were far too good for a struggling Leeds side today
# talking point
Does Matt Doherty have a future at Tottenham?
The Ireland international impressed after coming off the bench against Leicester in midweek.
# exit plan
9 Irish players that could do with a move in the January window
Jeff Hendrick and others who could be set to depart.
All time
# Upset
Matt Doherty makes first Spurs start since September as they're humiliated in Slovenia
It was a first defeat for Tottenham under Antonio Conte.
# Comeback
Matt Doherty returns to the first team as Spurs held in Conte's first Premier League game in charge
The Dubliner came off the bench against Everton to make his first appearance since the opening day win over Man City.
# rotation
Doherty injured as Spurs set to leave first-team regulars at home for Vitesse tie
Nuno has confirmed that none of the outfield players who started last weekend’s 3-2 win at Newcastle will travel to Holland for Thursday night’s game.
# Support
'We've always believed in what Stephen's trying to do'
Matt Doherty says the Irish squad are still backing the manager’s methods.
# available
Matt Doherty fit to face Azerbaijan after his body 'shut down' against Portugal
Doherty struggled through the second half in Faro with illness, but says he is ready for selection as Ireland aim to build on their performance with a first win.
# Doc diagnosis
'If you have a run of games where you don’t win, then you start to doubt yourself'
Matt Doherty believes Ireland’s levels of belief and confidence are now in a better place ahead of Tuesday’s game with Hungary.
# Under Pressure
What now for Matt Doherty?
The Irish international has had a difficult first season at new club Tottenham.
# Injury Update
Matt Doherty and Enda Stevens ruled out of Qatar friendly
Neither player has travelled with the squad to Hungary for tomorrow’s game.
# Roy with a thorn in his side
Keane: 'Does anyone think Doherty is going to turn Spurs into a top-4 team?'
Keane clashed with Jamie Redknapp over quality of Tottenham squad on Sky Sports.
# Double act
Late red card for Doherty as Kane and Son combine again in Spurs win over Leeds
The Tottenham duo equalled the Premier League record for most goal combinations in a season, taking their 2020-21 tally to 13.
# earning his spurs
‘I love it here’ – Matt Doherty relishing fight for right-back spot at Spurs
Serge Aurier remains an obstacle for the Ireland international at Spurs, but Doherty enjoys the competition.
# Bad luck
Missing XI: The Ireland team that won't face Bulgaria
Stephen Kenny will be without several key players tomorrow night.
# withdrawals
More disruption as McClean and Doherty test positive for Covid-19
Stephen Kenny is without another two players for Wednesday’s meeting with Bulgaria.
# Optimism
'We only conceded 4 chances in 3 games' - Kenny plays down Ireland concerns
The Irish boss feels his side should not be judged solely on last Thursday’s friendly against England.
# Reaction
Kenny unconcerned by Doherty's 'embarrassed' reaction to England defeat
The Irish boss also confirmed Seamus Coleman will miss the remaining games with Wales and Bulgaria.
# Frustration
'It's never nice to lose 3-0 and have the ball knocked around you a little bit'
Matt Doherty expressed his disappointment after Ireland were well beaten tonight.
# Nations League
'I don’t think there’s a problem between the Wales and the Ireland players'
Ben Davies says relations between both sets of players are fine – despite the bad tempered games in 2017 when Neil Taylor broke Seamus Coleman’s leg with a horror challenge.
'It’s up to me to find a way to bring out my best game when I put on the Ireland jersey'
Matt Doherty admits fans have yet to see the best of him in an Ireland jersey.
# alternative opinion
The view from Slovakia: 'They know Matt Doherty, Shane Long... They know that it's a strong team'
Miroslav Antol, a journalist with Daily Sport, gives the lowdown on Ireland’s upcoming opponents.
# main man
'The last 3 or 4 years have gone almost perfect for me'
Matt Doherty reflects on a whirlwind few weeks as he prepares to face Slovakia tomorrow night.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our Ireland XI to play Slovakia?
Stephen Kenny has a number of big calls to make for Thursday’s Euros play-off.