Ronald Koeman's touching message of support to Seamus Coleman

Republic of Ireland captain Coleman suffered a double fracture of his leg following a challenge from Wales' Neil Taylor during the 0-0 draw between the two sides in Dublin on Friday.

Seamus Coleman's wages at Everton, believed to be in the region of €55,000 per week, will be paid by Federation Internationale de Football Association while he recovers from a double leg fracture suffered during worldwide duty with the Republic of Ireland.

"It's on your mind without a doubt, then the game kind of naturally takes over if you know what I mean", the Sunderland defender told Newstalk.

As posted by Irish radio station RTE 2FM, it read: "To Seamus, I love you".

"We'll all be thinking about him and, come Saturday and Tuesday, I'm sure he'll have the TV on and be cheering us on".

Sadio Mane's injury-time strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win, and Jagielka said Donegal man Coleman's terrible leg break can add as extra motivation for Ronald Koeman's men.

It marked an end to a hard week for O'Neill who will hope to have the likes of Daryl Murphy, Shane Duffy, Wes Hoolahan, Ciaran Clark and Harry Arter back from injury when the Republic of Ireland host Austria on June 11.

"It was a frustrating game to be a part of because for one reason or another we were flat", McClean said.

As much as O'Neill will be monitoring his situation, his recovery will primarily be in the hands of Everton, for whom he's going to be a massive loss in this weekend's Merseyside derby.

"That mentality will really be helpful to him now".

"I know the doctors and surgeons are all very, very pleased with the way the operation has gone and now it's time for recuperation". The feeling I get from everyone outside the Club is that they know him as a genuine, decent, stand-up guy who always gives his all.

"From my own viewpoint, I hope they stay clear of serious injury and maybe the time June comes around, we might have some of the other players back".

"As a club, a family, we have wished him a speedy recovery and we will be with him every step of the way".

Koeman said: "And he is valued very much as a player, which makes it really hard that we are talking about an injury that will keep him out for six, seven months, something like that".

  • Zachary Reyes