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Friday 9 December 2016

Seamus Coleman: Ireland tie not easy for Germans

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Seamus Coleman believes that World Cup holders Germany will not enjoy their trip to Dublin next month in the European Championship qualifiers.

The Germans can secure qualification in Dublin with one game to spare, as a draw against Ireland will suffice, but Coleman claims that Ireland's display away to Germany last year has already warned them of what's in store.

"Germany are a top team - world champions - but we got a really good result out there and I'm sure they won't be looking forward to facing us when we have something to fight for," said Coleman (above).

"We have seen how quickly this week has turned the group around but we still have a long way to go. We are not thinking of qualification just yet. All we are thinking about is our next game and trying to win that.

"We have to show the same fighting spirit in the games to come.

The Irish spirit is always there, from the fans to the players - we always need to fight for everything that we get. I thought the lads did brilliantly this week but next month we have got to fight just as hard," he added.

"I'm sure every fan and pundit wants to see pretty football but sometimes it's all about getting three points on the night," he said.

"When you are in that situation you know you have to keep plodding away and we did that. We wanted six points from the two games and thankfully we got them."

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