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Trap: Ask Delaney about my deal

GIOVANNI Trapattoni will wait for the FAI to open talks about a new deal once the imminent qualification party dies down and everyone focuses on the Euro 2012 finals draw.

You must put the question about a new contract to the President, John Delaney,” said Trap with a grin as wide as Milan.

Assuming that negotiations can be concluded to everyone's satisfaction, Trap will then ask senior players like Robbie Keane, Richard Dunne and Damien Duff to put any thoughts they might have about retirement on hold

“Yes, in my plan I will be asking them to stay and help the young players grow. This is my plan for the future in terms of development,” he said.

Trapattoni will have players queuing up to play against Estonia for what should be a fantastic night at Lansdowne Road but that wasn’t always the case.

Citing the early days of his tenure, Trap once again spoke about the fact that he found several players who were either unwilling or lacked the required motivation to turn up to play for Ireland.

“It’s important that we approach the second-leg with the same seriousness as the first. We must have respect for the opponent and for those who pay to watch the game,” he said.

“I these days, it is a sacrifice to pay for a ticket to come to the stadium and we must have respect and show our commitment.

“But there were bad habits in the past when players didn't answer all the time. That is no longer the case and I am proud of that fact.”

“Leon Best came to training on Saturday morning and we spoke with him. I told him I did not need him for this game and sent him back to Newcastle to continue his therapy.”

Trapattoni will wait until the draw for the finals takes place in Kiev on December 2 before beginning an intelligence gathering mission. “We wait for the draw and we will have enough information. We will have information on every team and every player,” he added.


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