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Lay off Trap, says angry Marco

BULLISH Marco Tardelli has told Giovanni Trapattoni's critics that they don't know what they're talking about if they raise their voice against a legend.

Three punishing defeats in Euro 2012 and subsequent events surrounding Shay Given and Damien Duff have exposed Trap to increasingly vocal criticism but Tardelli (above) has no fear that his boss is losing his edge.

"No, I don't think so. He works very hard. He is the same, like the first time I met him," he said.

Tardelli has once again called on Duff to reconsider his retirement in time for the next qualifier against Germany.

"I know he said 'I retire' and he said it very clear, very clear but I hope," said Tardelli.