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Richard Dunne feels the fans’ pain

by Rob Dore | June 16, 2012

A distraught Richard Dunne following the hammering by Spain. (pic: Inpho)

Our man in Poland Ciaran O’Raghallaigh caught up with Richard Dunne this morning and the long serving Ireland centre-half shared his disappointment.

I don’t think anyone has thought of retirement.

We came here with the aim and the dream of winning the European Championships. It’s completely gone wrong for us.

“We’ve lost two, we don’t want to lose three. The focus is on the match.

“Monday night is all we’re worried about. The fact we’ve lost two days in a row is hurting us more than people will imagine. We want to put it right on Monday.

“We’re fans as well. We wanted to do well but it’s been very difficult for us. The disappointment is massive.

We have to go out and try and put some pride back into ourselves and the whole country and get three points. Obviously finish with three points.

“It’s heartbreaking. It’s your dream to go and play in a championships and do well and be brilliant but it’s just not happened for us. So it’s heartbreaking.

“As much as we want to do well, we know we haven’t. We’re playing against teams who are better than us and it’s hard to accept that our best at the moment isn’t good enough. We want to play against them teams and it’s unfortunate.”

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