I don’t get what the big deal is over this. He chose the nation of his birth because he got a sniff of success. He is an average enough player who happens to play in a position that the English are poor enough in at the minute with their options being Henderson, Dier, Winks, and maybe Delph. He says he is a proud Englishman so let him off.
Not that it is going to happen but the FAI should be focussing more on Irish talent from Ireland than chasing the English lads. No harm in doing what Wales done with the likes of Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson, David Brooks and the Manchester City young lads they have. Bring them into the fold young and cap them competitively. Troy Parrot and Ryan Nolan should be examples of this.
But we will not progress as a nation in ground ball as long as JD is the main man