And so it begins. Ireland’s great adventure back on the European stage kicks into action with the first pre-tournament friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Dublin. When we took our seats at the old Lansdowne Road ten years ago to send Ireland on their way to the Far East with a farewell game against Nigeria, who would have believed it would be a decade before we would be back at football’s top table?
Peter Schmeichel won the European Championship with unfancied Denmark in 1992. The Great Dane says when facing the best players, it’s important to understand that you belong there.