Giovanni Trapattoni says his Euro 2012 heartache has only made him more determined to achieve success with Republic of Ireland in the future.
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Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli hailed his side's fighting spirit as they fought their way to a 2-0 win over the Republic of Ireland.
Robbie Keane felt that the Republic of Ireland had come up short of the required quality as they ended their campaign with a 2-0 loss to Italy.
Italy advanced to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 thanks to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Republic of Ireland at the Municipal Stadium in Poznan.
Kevin Doyle has been restored to the Republic of Ireland's starting line-up as they aim to salvage some pride against Italy.
Jon Walters has admitted that Republic of Ireland have let themselves and the fans down, but wants to salvage something from their final game.
Mario Balotelli has offered Italy an untimely injury headache after limping out of training on Saturday with a knee problem.
Marco Tardelli has called on Damien Duff to prolong his international career as Ireland bring the curtain down on their Euro 2012 campaign.
John O'Shea has vowed Ireland will do everything they can to go out of Euro 2012 on a high after their elimination was sealed against Spain.
Giovanni Trapattoni has warned his Republic of Ireland players not to be fooled by the problems engulfing Group C rivals Italy.
Republic of Ireland coach Marco Tardelli expects his current employers to face the land of his birth, Italy, at Euro 2012, despite their withdrawal claims.
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