Ireland's legendary Italian coach Giovanni Trapattoni has said he wanted to repay the faith placed in him by the Irish people and deliver victory over Croatia in their Euro 2012 Group A match on Sunday.
"I remember that every big match I have been involved in whether with a club or the national side, I have always approached with the same concentration, dedication and meticulousness," said Trapattoni.
"I am very grateful of the Irish people because they believed in my project, mine and that of the team.
"We are going to repay this country for showing its faith in us. We Italians (he and assistant Marco Tardelli) are going to pay them back for what they have given us," added the 73-year-old.