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Coleman won't tolerate early Euro exit for Irish


Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman

Seamus Coleman

Séamus Coleman promises that Ireland are not going to France to make up the numbers as the Everton man believes that Euro 2016 will be a let-down if Martin O'Neill's side fail to make it out of their group.

Giovanni Trapattoni expressed no real confidence in his side ahead of Euro 2012 but Coleman insists that won't happen in France. "It's a challenge but we're going out there to get out of our group and I'd be disappointed with anything less than that," Coleman said.

"It's a tough group we've been drawn in but, when we click and we're all together, we can be a tough game for anyone, as we showed when we beat Germany in one of the qualifiers," added Coleman, who captained the Ireland side against Switzerland last month and would love to get a permanent grip on the armband one day.

"In the long-term, it's definitely not something you would say no to, but it's not something I'm thinking about too much at the moment," he revealed.

"I certainly wouldn't refuse it if the chance ever came up."