Martin O'Neill is looking forward to working alongside Roy Keane.
Ireland were always going to struggle at Euro 2012, but the pre-tournament hype that surrounded the team created some unrealistic expectations that could never be met.
"All 11 players must attack and defend together, without necessarily expecting to play well. That way you form a winning mentality." Trapattoni extols the virtues of working together as a
"I genuinely believe we have the best fans in the world. They will help us be a force to be reckoned with." Robbie Keane seeks inspiration from the terraces.
Trapattoni could do with another slice of luck if Ireland are to get out of a tough group.