Wednesday 24 May 2017

Robbie: we want Trap in the dugout

HE may be celebrating his 100th cap against Argentina tonight -- but Ireland captain Robbie Keane admitted last night that it won't be the same if his boss Giovanni Trapattoni is not in the dugout.

The build-up to tonight's game at the new Aviva Stadium has been overshadowed by Trapattoni's illness.

The Italian, left, was rushed to Dublin's Mater Hospital early yesterday morning and kept in overnight with suspected food poisoning.

Keane, pictured yesterday with assistant coach Marco Tardelli, said: "Hopefully he'll be in that dugout. It certainly wouldn't be the same without him there."

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