Monday 19 March 2018

We have to stick together for Trap, insists Robbie Keane

ROBBIE Keane has called for a united front in Torshavn tonight as Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni hangs grimly onto his job.

The 73-year-old has insisted he will not walk away after four and a half years at the helm, but there is a growing feeling that the decision might be taken out of his hands even if his team does bounce back from its 6-1 drubbing by Germany to beat the Faroe Islands.

However, Keane is urging the camp to stick together and ride out the storm as they attempt to get their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.

The LA Galaxy striker said: "People are always going to speculate and have their own views on things, and that's the life we live in now with all the social media stuff.

"People are always going to speculate and ask questions. They have the right to do that.

"You get booed and they pay good money to see us play. It was not good enough on Friday and we certainly accept that. People have got their own views.

"At the end of the day, he (Trapattoni) is here and we are all here and we have to stick together.

"It's OK people on the outside asking us questions, that's no problem. When we are in the hotel together and playing together, we have to stick together. It's as simple as that."

The match in Torshavn kicks off at 7pm.

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