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Steven Reid hits out at Trap on Twitter, says he made it 'impossible' to play for Ireland

The former Ireland midfielder has since deleted the tweet.

FORMER IRELAND INTERNATIONAL Steven Reid has tonight criticised Giovani Trapattoni on Twitter, saying the Italian made it “impossible” for him to play for Ireland.

Reid was responding to a debate between Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady in the RTÉ studio over whether or not he was ostracised from the team, tweeting: “Just to clear it up re #RTE tonight.. I did retire from international football but after Trappatonis [sic] comments was impossible to go back!”

Reid was a regular in the Irish side at the beginning of Trapattoni’s reign, but struggled with injury problems thereafter, and was believed to have been upset at the Italian’s comments ostensibly suggesting his career at international level was effectively over.

At the time, the manager claimed it would be  “very, very difficult”, for Reid to return to his best after a knee injury in 2009.

Reid has since deleted the tweet.

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