Trapattoni refuses to throw in towel
Sunday 14 October 2012
Giovanni Trapattoni insisted he would not walk away from the Republic of Ireland job, despite overseeing the country's worst competitive defeat on home soil.
Germany made light work of the Irish in Friday's World Cup qualifier in Dublin, winning 6-1 with two goals each from Marco Reus and sub Toni Kroos, and further goals from Miroslav Klose and Mesut Özil .
The Ireland coach, already under huge pressure after the team's disappointing Euro 2012 campaign where they lost all three matches, rejected suggestions that now was the time for him to depart.
"I am staying because I am proud of this team," said Trapattoni. "It is not for the money, it's pride. It's a professional job.
"I do this with money or no money. I am proud of my job. I was in four countries, and I won in every country."
Trapattoni conceded that Ireland were in a "very difficult" situation, and denied that his future was on the line when they travel to the Faroe Islands on Tuesday.
"There is a long way to go, look at the table," he said. "Germany are far ahead, but Austria and Sweden are there and we are still in the race to qualify.
"The players must answer us now, their commitment is important. Their commitment is 100 per cent, this team has the mentality and it is proud."
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
Parties threaten resort's image as a family destination
I Am Bread could actually be a challenging and nuanced title
Latest in Sport
Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo
'Adel Taarabt is about three stone overweight. I can't pick him' - Harry Redknapp
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies after injuring spine doing somersault celebration
Arsenal vs Hull: Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan lead criticism of Arsene Wenger after 'uncomfortable' interview with Jacqui Oatley
QPR vs Liverpool match report: Liverpool snatch victory in seven late minutes of madness
- 1 Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies after injuring spine doing somersault celebration
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'