Roy Keane was inappropriately voluble about the failures of the England football team, following its defeat in the Euro qualifiers by Croatia.
He spoke of outsized egos and distractions, presumably with his former colleague, David Beckham, most in mind. But within a few days he had to contend with his own ego which must have taken quite a bruising as his team, Sunderland, were thrashed 7-1 by Everton, in the most humiliating defeat of any Premiership
team so far this season.
Sunderland are (at the time of writing) in the relegation zone and in deep trouble with just 10 points from 14 games and third from the bottom of the Premiership. Having rescued them so spectacularly last season and brought them into the Premiership, it would be devastating for him to have Sunderland go straight back down to the Championship.