'Trapattoni always reacts with strength to get the best out of his players' - Former Italy international Sandro Mazzola

The former Italy and Internazionale midfielder believes that his old team mate can triumph in the face of adversity by securing a win against Greece
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni will 'get the best out of his players' against Greece, according to former Italy and Internazionale player Sandro Mazzola.

Mazzola, 70, is a former team mate of the Boys in Green coach, having played together for the Azzurri during the 1960s, and he believes that Trapattoni has the ability to 'get into [his players'] heads to ensure they win'.
Speaking to Goal.com Mazzola said that he expected the new-look Ireland team to react positively and to play well against Greece at the Aviva Stadium, tonight, Wednesday, November 14.

He said: "I expect Ireland to react well and play a great game against Greece. In times of difficulty, Trapattoni always reacts with strength to get the best out of his players

"And I can see the same thing happening here. He will give his players the right motivation and he will get into their heads to ensure they win the game."

He added: "Trapattoni is a great coach and he has always reacted well to problems. Of course, he is never tranquil when things go wrong and there will be tension, but he has always been a great coach, meticulous in his preparation for the games.

"He will have studied the Greece game very closely and I expect a great match from him and his Ireland players," concluded the 70-year-old.

The Republic of Ireland take on Greece at the Aviva Stadium tonight, Wednesday 14 November.