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O'Shea Fully Aware Of Dangers
John O'Shea has insisted the constant speculation over Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni's future does not affect the players.
John O'Shea: "It's very clear for us: he is the manager who is trying to get us to the World Cup.
"It's fairly straightforward, to be honest.
"There's a good positive atmosphere, but also we are fully aware of the dangers we face against Austria.
"The job is only half-done. Four points, I suppose, was the target before the two games and if we can do that after the game on Tuesday night, we will be very pleased.
"But believe me, we are not taking Austria lightly. They have shown it in the group beforehand.
"We were watching the clips against Germany, and Austria caused Germany lots of problems. They will be confident from scoring six goals the other night as well.
"But we will have grown in confidence too. Some of our younger players will have grown a lot in confidence from the other night, so it's a game to look forward to.
"If we can beat Austria, it will do.
"We have three home games in a row now, so it's really back in our court if we can take advantage of that.
"The confidence should have grown from the other night and we can look forward to a big game at the Aviva, but also a tough game as well."
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