Mick McCarthy says Aaron Connolly starting for Republic of Ireland in Switzerland is no gamble

Mick McCarthy insists starting Aaron Connolly at the Republic of Irelands European Qualifier in Switzerland on Tuesday would Nt be a Danger.

Even the Brighton striker scored two in their 3-0 win over Tottenham and won his first cap from the seat as he came on on Saturday.
But asked at his pre-match press conference at the Stade de Geneva though itd be a gamble to start him against the Swiss, McCarthy said:Well, that is the question, isnt it?
Asking me could I hazard him, theres a hint that theres. I dont believe theres.
He has now made his introduction. He had a cameo and also did well in it and I think he will be feeling comfortable about himselfso no, I dont think it will be a danger at all to begin him.
McCarthy did acknowledge, however, he wouldnt utilize the adolescent as a striker, the James Collins of the role Luton happened on in Tbilisi.
I would not want him to be more isolated up there, thats for sure, added McCarthy.
They play three at the rear and I think placing Aaron into this, when I decided to take action, putting him up on his own could be a huge ask I presume on his very first full launch.
McCarthy was asked about his team selection that was potential on a number of events once one journalist asserted that Connolly would start in Geneva, and McCarthy took exception.
If you may subtract that out of my tone of voice and how I look, then fair play for you, stated McCarthy.
I could just drop him you today.
In terms of Switzerland, McCarthy thinks they were the best team against Denmark regardless of the Scandinavian side claiming a win in Copenhagen, in the weekend.
I watched the game the other night and Switzerland were fantastic. They had been the best group, he reasoned.
[Kasper] Schmeichel produced three world-class saves to keep them within the game.
Denmark needed a goalkeeper who left three world class saves. Denmark needed a participant who chose on a pass, who is capable of choosing that pass, Real Madrid have been following him, and thats [Spiritual ] Eriksen.
How he watched its outside me, and how he executed its beyond me, although thats because Im not really as gifted as him, and the end was great from [Yussuf] Poulsen, who is a really great player.
This occurs in games but Switzerland were far and away the best team.

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