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The Potters striker believes that there are no issues with the Italian's management of the Boys in Green and stressed that his record is commendable

Stoke City striker Jonathan Walters has stressed that Giovanni Trapattoni's position as Ireland manager is not in question, emphasizing that his record 'speaks for itself'.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Potters forwards praised the Italian tactician for bringing the Boys in Green to Euro 2012 as well as improving their Fifa ranking

"John Delaney and the FAI came out and backed him publicly so I think that puts an end to it really as far as [the players] are concerned," Walters said. "His record speaks for itself. He got us to the Euros. He’s pulled us right up in the rankings."

Trapattoni's position as Ireland manager was cast into doubt in the aftermath of the 6-1 home defeat to Germany on October 12, and while Walters admits that such a result would inevitably raise concerns, he believes that the former Juventus manager's overall record is 'not that bad'.

"Obviously with the Germany result, there’s always going to be questions asked but we played the Faroes in the game after and got a good win, 4-1 away," he added.

"If you look at the (qualifier) record overall, I think we lost to Germany and Russia so it’s not that bad a record.

"I think in the group it was always going to be a case of going for second place with Germany in the group. They’re one of the best teams in the world.

"We’re battling now for that second place with Austria and Sweden and the double-header against them is going to be massive," concluded the Stoke City striker.

Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland will welcome former European champions Greece to the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday November 14 for an international friendly encounter.