Passage of Play: Giovanni Trapattoni

“We have played 45 minutes; now the second round starts against all of these teams. Why not? Why not? I think every game is 90 minutes to achieve qualification. Every game”

“We are missing experience. Let me say one name: Damien Duff. In this position, he would go down and lose the time, wait, get up and finish the game. We played immediately and we lost. That is experience.”

“I remember the results, I remember the teams, I remember how many players changed and how we developed the team, achieved the France play-off and the Euros, changed all the past teams.

“Today the Irish people said it’s a pity but you have done a good job. That is what the people on the road are saying.

“It is my job, my heavy job. It’s a beautiful job but I have to keep on my shoulders the mistakes.”


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