Man City's Samaras: We all must back Ireland
"Stephen and I are good friends, I hope he can focus on football now and keep improving for the club.
"Family is the most important thing in the world. Sometimes you can do stupid things, you travel a lot in football and everyone misses their family. We all make mistakes, but he needs to focus on his game now. He's young, and he deserves a second chance.
"Everyone at the club is giving him a lot of support, and I hope we can all help him move forward."