Trap - We can do a Chelsea

Image: Giovanni Trapattoni: Believes Ireland can beat Spain

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has taken inspiration from Chelsea's victory over Barcelona as they face Spain.

Ireland boss believes they can cause a shock against Spain

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has taken inspiration from Chelsea's victory over Barcelona as they face Spain. The Blues shocked the footballing world when they overcame the then European champions in their UEFA Champions League semi-final. And Trapattoni feels Ireland can take heart from Chelsea's unexpected win as they face Spain knowing defeat would knock them out after they lost their opening match to Croatia. "Every game in this Euro could be a surprise. We have to believe this," said the Italian.

Anything is possible

"We know how difficult this is going to be because Spain are the world champions and they have very big players. "But nobody gave Chelsea any hope when they played Barcelona. "In the Champions League Final nobody thought Chelsea would do it. They had four or five players missing. "Bayern Munich had 17 corners to Chelsea's one but Chelsea won. "That is football, anything is possible."

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