Ireland defender Coleman determined to atone for Germany defeat

The Everton defender was a part of the Ireland team that was heavily beaten by Joachim Low's team last year and is keen to show that Ireland have the ability to play
Seamus Coleman is determined to atone for the Republic of Ireland's heavy home defeat to Germany when the sides meet on Friday at the RheinEnergieStadion.

The Boys in Green suffered their worst ever home defeat when they lost 6-1 at the Aviva Stadium in October 2012, with goals from Marco Reus, Miroslav Klose, Mesut Ozil and Toni Kroos dispatching Giovanni Trapattoni's team.

Coleman, who featured in the defeat last year, admitted that it was a "very disappointing" result, but insisted that it was something that the entire team wants to "put right."

"It was a very disappointing night," said the Everton defender of the 6-1 loss.

"To be beat by that margin was extremely disheartening and it's something we want to put right by going and getting a positive result by showing we can play good football."

Ireland take on Group C leaders Germany in Cologne on Friday October 11 before hosting Kazakhstan in Dublin on October 15.