Boys in Green stopper is happy with the display against Hungary and reminds the public that the Irish team is still unbeaten going into Euro 2012
Dunne expressed his satisfaction with the final friendly game against Hungary ahead of Euro 2012, suggesting that the Irish team can be happy with the game despite the encounter finishing a 0-0 stalemate.
“It’s very hard because it’s a week away from the biggest games of our lives," Dunne told the Irish Times. "As much as we don’t want to lose, we don’t want to get injured and that all takes effect on the game.”
The 32-year-old centre back said that the game provided the perfect opportunity for players to maintain their match-fitness as the tournament approaches and, perhaps more importantly, it was a test of resolve for the Boys in Green as they sought to maintain their unbeaten streak.
“We’re happy because we’ve done our bit, we’ve got a bit of fitness out of it and we’re still unbeaten going into the tournament," concluded Dunne.
Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland play Croatia next in their opening game in Group C at Euro 2012 on Sunday June 10 and are currently unbeaten in 14 matches.