Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has urged his players to remember their Euro 2016 playoff feat over Bosnia forward of Tuesday’s World Cup showdown with Denmark.
The Irish drew a initial leg of a Nov 2015 double header in Bosnia, though progressed to France after a convincing 2-0 home win during Lansdowne Road.
After Saturday’s scoreless pull in Denmark, Ireland need to kick a Danes on Tuesday to validate for Russia subsequent year, and O’Neill hopes a full residence in Dublin can enthuse a organisation to nonetheless another playoff success.
“We’ve had a knowledge of a integrate of years ago roughly to a day,” pronounced O’Neill.
“The dusk in Dublin was unequivocally illusory opposite Bosnia.
“I consider some of a players can pull on partial of that though we consider they’ll substantially try to emanate their possess experiences.
“The throng have been critical during all a matches during a (stadium) and they’ve given us unusual support.
“We’ll try and be a bit some-more expanded if we can though we’ve got to find a approach to win a match. These players have been means to do that a final integrate of years.”
Denmark, anticipating to validate for their initial vital contest given 2012, will demeanour to Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen to spearhead their challenge.
Ireland can count on a lapse of gifted captain David Meyler after a Cork-born Hull City midfielder was dangling for a initial leg.
– Score or go out –
The Irish have been some-more considerable on a highway than during home during a World Cup subordinate campaign, with wins in Austria and Wales essential to their second-place organisation finish.
But now they need to win during home, with Denmark wakeful that a measure pull would be adequate to book their place during subsequent summer’s finals.
And O’Neill pronounced a brief turnaround hold no fears for his squad.
“I consider that this turnaround is zero new to ourselves or a opponents,” O’Neill said. “Three days, it’s a format now.
“You’ve got dual games in comparatively discerning period when we play general matches. The players are prepared to go one some-more time.
“We competence need a integrate of goals in a diversion since to keep out Denmark for dual games competence be tough.”
If conjunction side conduct to mangle a deadlock after additional time, penalties wait — and O’Neill pronounced his group have been scheming for such an outcome.
“We practised penalties, some of a lads were practising… it’s on a evening, isn’t it? That’s a many critical thing,” he said.
“I remember that good (European Cup) final between Liverpool and Roma in 1984. A integrate of good Brazilian players, a best players in a world, downed collection and didn’t take a penalty.
“At slightest we have people who wish to take them and we consider that’s half a battle.
“I consider we have to have to cover all eventualities. It usually takes a second to measure a goal.
“The notation a idea is scored in a diversion that eradicates a lot of things; it eradicates extra-time, chastisement kicks and things like that. We competence need a integrate of goals in a diversion as good too since to keep out Denmark for dual games competence be tough.”