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Northern Ireland boss Kenny Shiels claims ‘women are more emotional than men’

Northern Ireland boss Kenny Shiels claims ‘women are more emotional than men’

Northern Ireland boss Kenny Shiels claimed second goals in women’s football come soon after the first because “women are more emotional than men”.

Shiels was speaking after his side’s 5-0 thrashing by England in front of a bumper 15,348 crowd at Windsor Park, as Northern Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s Women’s World Cup were ended.

He said: “I thought they were struggling a wee bit at times to open us up until the psychology of going two up.

England thrashed Northern Ireland 5-0 at Windsor Park on Tuesday (Liam McBurney/PA)

England thrashed Northern Ireland 5-0 at Windsor Park on Tuesday (Liam McBurney/PA)

“In the women’s game you’ll have noticed if you go through the patterns, when a team concedes a goal they concede a second one within a very short period of time.

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