Quotes of the week

Passage of Play: Brian Kerr

Whatever, it will be a fantastic experience for our players to take on Spain and Italy at Euro 2012. It’s a challenge they will, I’m sure, relish rather than fear. We’re well organised, we have a good spirit and great morale – it’s quite possible that we can do something extraordinary.

Passage of Play: Stephen Hunt

“Let’s be honest about it, I’m not going to turn into Messi now, am I? But what I know is I will be effective and I’ll have a good influence on the team.”

Passage of Play: Darren O’Dea

“I am well used to intimidating atmospheres. You get that going into a restaurant in Glasgow. We are still very much alive and there is not one bit of doubt in the squad that we can’t go to Russia and get a good result. I have absolutely no doubt that next summer we will be in Poland and Ukraine”