Everton fullback Seamus Coleman admits watching the World Cup was what inspired him to get into football.

The right-back is currently back home in Ireland resting after helping Blackpool gain promotion to the Premier League during his three month loan spell at Bloomfield Road.

"Watching the World Cup as a youngster was when I knew I wanted to be a footballer," Coleman told evertontv. "I have been lucky enough to get a chance to come to Everton and maybe one day I will also play for Ireland.

"I remember watching the 2002 World Cup and supporting Ireland but they got knocked out on penalties by Spain. I remember watching it with all my friends and family in town and we were all disappointed."