Trapattoni: Doyle will start tomorrow!

Trapattoni is an unusual manager and he has taken the step to reveal the team already today. At least ten of them.

The Irish team tomorrow:
Shay Given;
Kevin Kilbane, Sean St Ledger, Richard Dunne, John O’Shea;
Aiden McGeady/Liam Lawrence, Glenn Whelan, Keith Andrews, Damien Duff;
Kevin Doyle, Robbie Keane

Trap is not decided on McGeady or Lawrence yet.

Trapattoni says to Sky Sports:

We need the same spirit, we need the same performance, we need the attitude we have had in the games throughout qualification – but we have to add some more. Every player must in these 180 minutes add something more to his performance.

We must avoid nervousness. These are important games and, in important games, in my experience, some players can lose their cool. They have to keep their heads and play as we have done until now and, with this mentality, we can play on an equal footing with France. For us, these games are the final of the World Cup, qualification or not.

It is not known if Keogh will be on the bench, but my informed guess is that he will. He is so versatile and Trap likes him.

I think it’s a good move by Trapattoni to give out the team already. The players can prepare and relax and concentrate on their task instead of worry about being left out. And the press can leave them alone the last 24 hours.

Go for it, Ireland, Doyle and Keogh!



Keogh - Will he be on the bench?


~ by paddytheflea on November 13, 2009.

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