Attitude is everything to Fitzgerald

November 02, 2018

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald.
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Davy Fitzgerald would prefer to manage a player with a good attitude than one with oodles of talent.

Speaking on RTÉ 2fm's Game On last night, the Wexford manager revealed what he looks for in a player.

"To me, attitude is savage," he said.

"Give me a guy who's going to work at his game, who's going to go home and do his homework, that's willing to take on any challenge, but most importantly one who's a team player. They're hard to come by but they are so important. 

"You could have the most amount of talent in a guy but if his head is in the wrong space, he's more of a hindrance than a help. It's something I look for in a big way. I'm not prepared to carry guys like that.

"The end result is everything isn't it? How do you achieve the end result? I'm training teams 28 years. The first 10 or 12 years I got it so wrong it was unbelievable. I thought my way was the best way. The way I played I thought was the best way. No.

"It's what gets the group you have over the line. What do you need to do? If you can get a group that will buy into the way you want to train... if they don't buy into that and start listening to the public outside of it, you're done. No matter what you say, you're done.

"But if you can explain it properly, explain the process, I think you have a better chance."

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