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Robbie Keane says skippering the Republic of Ireland to UEFA EURO 2012 would be one of the "proudest moments" of his career, but is taking nothing for granted against Estonia despite Friday's 4-0 victory in Tallinn.
"To lead this group of lads to this stage and hopefully get to the finals would be a great achievement," said the forward, on target twice in the play-off first leg. "Ireland means a lot to me. I turn up for every game and try my best every time, that's the way I was brought up."
Giovanni Trapattoni revealed at his pre-match press conference that LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena had contacted him to request that Keane be released ahead of the forthcoming MLS Cup final, but the striker insisted on remaining with Ireland. Keane added: "In football anything can happen, so we have to do our job properly and professionally. It would be disrespectful to leave the camp now − the job is not done yet."
Trapattoni will make three changes to the XI which won convincingly against the nine men of Estonia. John O'Shea is set to deputise for the injured Stephen Kelly at right-back while Aiden McGeady and Jonathan Walters will be replaced by Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle respectively.
Meanwhile, Estonia midfielder Konstantin Vassiljev is hopeful his side can bounce back from Friday's disappointment and go out on a high. "All of us want to play proper football and achieve a good result in Dublin," said the 27-year-old, who has scored five goals in qualifying. "We need to finish the campaign on a positive note, whether we qualify or not.
"The players and supporters deserve a good performance in the last match of the year and, who knows, maybe a victory too," he added. "
Of course our chances are very small, but if it's possible to concede four goals why can't we score the same amount? It's important to score the first goal, and then anything can happen in football."
Those sentiments were echoed by Vladimir Voskoboinikov, a second-half substitute in the first leg, who also said they will be playing for pride in Dublin. "We now know how to play against them," said the 28-year-old forward. "We need to play more aggressively, more firmly and more impudently.
"Ireland are not a skilful team, they are battling team. It's very hard to get a decent result against them if you don't strive to win every ball. Of course we were looking for another result in Tallinn, so maybe the only thing left for us is to fight for our honour and our good name."
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