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Juventus defender Chiellini has swipe at Ireland players in Italy defeat

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini took aim at the Republic of Ireland players after Italy's friendly defeat last night.

The Azzurri fell 2-0 in an international friendly hosted by the Belgian city of Liege.

"It's a shame. Ireland did pretty much nothing throughout and scored on a set play and on the counter," moaned the Juventus defender.

"I still can't understand how we managed to lose 2-0 after that performance from both sides.

"With a little more grit and determination, what we had on Friday against Estonia, it would've ended a very different way.

"All due respect to Ireland, but they haven't got much quality in this side and it irritates me to have lost against them."

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