After a 3-1 loss to Croatia in their Euro 2012 opener, Ireland and LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane need a special effort against world No. 1 Spain to get back in contention in Group C.
Maybe this’ll help:
Pack up the rosary beads and sandwiches, Ireland fans, this is a big one.
For his part, Keane is ready. He spoke to Reuters in advance of the game:
“For me personally, as captain, there is not a chance in hell that I will go into any game thinking that I can’t win it. We have to believe that we have every chance to get a win. It’s 11 versus 11 for 90 minutes. We’ve played against the biggest teams and beaten them and drawn with them. People have written us off and given us no hope. The fact of the matter is after what happened the other night against Croatia we need to get points on the board.”
The game is at 2:45 on ESPN2.
H/T to Our Man at the Valley