Monday 22 January 2018

Pressure is on the visitors, not us, says Andy Keogh

ANDY Keogh insists the pressure will be on Germany as they attempt to maintain a perfect start to their World Cup qualification campaign against the Republic of Ireland.

Joachim Low's men will looking for a third successive Group C victory in Dublin on Friday evening to face an injury-hit Republic.

However, 26-year-old Keogh is confident Ireland can make life uncomfortable for the side expected to win the group at a canter.

He said: "The pressure is on them to come and win, they are the ones everyone thinks are going to win the group.

"We have just got to go out, be disciplined, keep our shape, try to keep a clean sheet and just go from there.

"Germany are obviously going to be favourites to win the group and everyone will be saying the rest of us are battling it out for second place.

"But if we can get points from Germany, it would be a big plus towards qualifying for the World Cup.

"We just have to make sure we have got everything in our camp sorted and we know what we are doing and we apply on the pitch what the manager wants us to do, and we go from there.

"It's up to them to come and break us down and to beat us."

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