FAI chief John Delaney still proud of himself despite Belgium defeat

Saying that the comprehensive defeat in no way changes the way he looks at himself, FAI chief executive John Delaney admitted today that he’s still proud of himself despite Ireland’s 3-0 defeat to Belgium.

Speaking to media after his nation’s loss in their second Euro 2016 group game, the 48-year-old revealed that despite Martin O’Neill’s team teetering on the edge of elimination he’s never been as pleased with himself as he is now. 

“It was a very disappointing result, but we should first remember all I’ve done to help this country make progress. One game does not make a man,” stated the 49-year-old, adding people should merely be grateful that he is still at the helm of the football association. 

“As bad as it was, I’m still here and that’s all that matters.”

At press time, Delaney assured disappointed fans that they would get the opportunity to thank him during Ireland’s final group game against Italy. 

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