Man City's Ireland: Elano publicity left me fuming
Ireland admits being infuriated that certain fancy dan players like Elano had been getting all the recognition.
The Brazilian was flogged to Galatasaray for £8million last summer as part of Sparky's clearout, And Ireland said: "There was all this talk about Elano and players like that.
"They were getting all the credit but I didn't think they had done enough to earn it.
"He took all the praise and publicity and I felt, as hard as I was working, I never got that."