play-off goes to a shootout, will you be confident?
Penalties are a lottery. Fortunately I have done ok with them in the past, so hopefully if it goes to penalties this will continue. But a lot of it is down to luck, although you can try to psyche the taker out of it a bit. It’s a win-win situation for keepers – the pressure is on the takers as they’re expected to score.
What would it mean to you and the people of Ireland to play at South Africa 2010?
It would mean a hell of a lot to the people of Ireland to qualify. There’s a lot of doom and gloom about with the recession, so it would be good to give the people something to look forward to.
Finally, do you believe Republic of Ireland will beat France and reach South Africa 2010?
We have to believe. We know France are the favourites but that’s fine with us, it means there’s more pressure on them. We need to just play our own game and give it everything. – Fifa.com