Damien Duff has admitted the Republic of Ireland only have themselves to blame after their Euro 2012 adventure was ended by Spain.
Fernando Torres hailed the return of the 'old Spain' after his two goals contributed to a 4-0 hammering of Republic of Ireland.
Fernando Torres scored twice against Ireland and rivals should beware his rising confidence.
We look at the key points of debate from Spain's thumping win over Ireland in Gdansk.
Spain captain Iker Casillas knows Republic of Ireland will be no pushovers as Giovanni Trapattoni's men fight for their Euro 2012 lives.
Sky Sports' reporters argue over whether Giovanni Trapattoni needs to alter his tactics.
The Republic of Ireland are preparing to face Spain in Gdansk on Thursday knowing a defeat would send them tumbling out of Euro 2012.
Marco Tardelli insists Ireland are not resigned to being Group C's 'Cinderella', claiming they can still qualify for the quarter-finals.
Simon Cox and Kevin Doyle say Republic of Ireland will revel in the role of underdog in their final two group games.
Republic of Ireland have a fully-fit squad ahead of their vital game with Spain, after Richard Dunne and Darron Gibson returned to action.
Fernando Torres has told Republic of Ireland that Spain are determined to win their remaining games in Group C after being held by Italy.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has ruled out wholesale changes to his side for the crucial clash with Spain.