By Damian Dolan.
Giovanni Trapattoni will ask his players to carry on from where they left off against Georgia, and go goal crazy against the Faroe Irelands on Friday night at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in their 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Ireland followed up their 1-1 draw with England at Wembley by putting four past 10-man Georgia in Dublin on Sunday, and must now do the same, if not even better, against the Faroe Islands.
Hammered 6-1 by runaway group leaders Germany at the Aviva in October, Ireland have a huge amount of ground to make up in the goal difference stakes, as they battle it out with Austria and Sweden for a place in the play-offs.
“It gives you confidence and it’s important to win games. Against the Faroes people expect us to win the game and really we should, but to be honest we can’t take it too lightly,” said Robbie Keane.
“You have to give the teams a lot of respect and do it in the right way on the pitch. Hopefully we get the three points. It’s been a very good week for the players but the main game is next week. These two games mean nothing apart from pride.”
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