Giovanni Trapattoni accuses Shane Long of "idiotic" behaviour

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Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says that Shane Long is "idiotic" for being misleading over a calf injury.

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has labelled West Bromwich Albion forward Shane Long "idiotic" for backtracking on his fitness problems.

The 25-year-old was pulled out of Ireland's squad on Wednesday after complaining of a calf injury, but the frontman claimed after the side's clash with Serbia that he was fit to play.

"He said 'I have pain' and now he says he is fit - that is idiotic," said Trapattoni. "He is no baby."

Meanwhile, Long should be fit to feature in the Baggies' Premier League opener against Liverpool.

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