If I was English would I be respected a bit more? Yes, I think so, that's the truth.
I am not a player to have regrets. I should have stayed at certain clubs longer, but I don't regret.
England was never my home. I had a home there but Dublin is my home so leaving Ireland was the hardest thing I had to do.
Every club if I am not playing, I leave because I want to play football. All I wanted to do since I was a kid is play football and if I wasn't at a club I'd be playing with my mates on a Sunday. I still come home and play five-a-side with my mates.
The press keep asking me but I will stop when I stop scoring. The problem is football is very ageist. When you reach 30, they keep talking about your age.
If I finish tomorrow and look back on the past years, I' d say, 'that wasn't bad'.
Every ex-player I meet says the exact same thing to me 'I wish I had given it longer'. Too many players get flights home when they have the opportunity because they' re missing their mates and home, then they go back into that environment and get comfortable.
In many ways Roy Keane is bigger than One Direction.
I get paid to play football, not to sit on the bench, I don't enjoy that. Over the years loads of players have been very happy to do that and pick up their money. That used to really wind me up.
There are too many coming from different countries. When we started, foreign players were in the minority. All the best players from Spain, France, Brazil, Argentina are going to England. And Ireland is bound to suffer.
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