Giovanni Trapattoni worried by Italy match

Trapattoni reveals Italy fears
© PA Photos
Giovanni Trapattoni admits that he is not looking forward to Republic of Ireland's match with Italy at this summer's European Championships.

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed that he is dreading meeting Italy during this summer's European Championships.

The veteran manager, who was in charge of the Italian national team between 2000 and 2004, admits that he will not enjoy facng his home country in Poznan on June 18.

"I would have certainly preferred not to have met Italy at the European championships, but the destiny has already been set," he said.

"I hope that this match is not going to be decisive in who fails to qualify from the group."

Croatia and Spain are the two other nations that complete Group C.

Wes Hoolahan
Read Next:
Hoolahan refusing to give up on Euro 2012
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account