Aaron Connolly is targeting a “cup final” victory over Denmark to see the Republic of Ireland through to Euro 2020.
Switzerland vs Rep of Ireland
Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy was refusing to be downhearted as he contemplated a winner-takes-all clash with Denmark with a trip to the Euro 2020 finals at stake.
A Haris Seferovic strike and Shane Duffy’s own goal left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got right back into the race.
Mick McCarthy has admitted he will be thrilled if the Republic of Ireland are locked at 0-0 with Switzerland with 20 minutes remaining of their Euro 2020 qualifier.
The Republic of Ireland will run out at the Stade de Geneve on Tuesday evening knowing victory over Switzerland will secure a place at the Euro 2020 finals.
Mick McCarthy has admitted the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Geneva is do-or-die – but only for Switzerland.
Seamus Coleman had already accepted the Republic of Ireland would have to beat either Switzerland or Denmark to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals before it became a mathematical certainty.