Trapattoni has faith in his Irish troops
Anything is possible in 90 minutes, says Giovanni
GIOVANNI Trapattoni will send his Republic of Ireland side out against defending European champions Spain tonight convinced they can produce a shock.
The odds are heavily stacked against Ireland as they attempt to open their Euro 2012 account in the wake of their 3-1 defeat by Croatia.
A repeat will ensure a swift return to Dublin, but having seen Chelsea defy the odds to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, Trapattoni is confident there is hope.
He said: “We have to believe in our quality, our attitude, our performance.
“Obviously, the last game, when any team concedes a goal after two minutes, it’s very difficult to change the tactical situation.
“We will play to win, but we know also it is difficult because we know Spain are the world champions and they have very important players.
“In football, over 10 months, a strong team will win, but in 90 minutes, anything is possible.”
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