Shane Duffy promised his teammates within the Republic of Eire that he can be "the identical Shane" in his bid to cause them to the finals of Euro 2020 subsequent summer time.
The 27-year-old Brighton defender obtained the captain's armband for the ultimate Group D qualifier towards Denmark on Monday evening within the absence of suspended Seamus Coleman, however he insists on the that he won’t change his method. ]
Duffy mentioned, "I feel I'll be form of myself. That's what introduced me the place I’m within the minute now and guys know me very nicely, as I’m.
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"I will probably be simply the identical Shane, I would be the identical in all places, after I cross the white line, I would be the identical Shane that I’ve been hoping for Eire for 2 years and don’t change.
"I hope that it’s going to make me need to proceed and that I can proceed to progress in my profession.
"I really feel like I'm in the suitable place now, I hold shifting ahead and making an attempt to enhance, however nothing adjustments."
Duffy established himself on the Irish staff below Mick McCarthy's predecessor, Martin O'Neill, and have become an much more central determine below the present chief, impressed by his management qualities.
McCarthy mentioned, "He's one of many staff gamers that everybody admires. He’s a type of who, in the best way he performs the sport, is revered by others and his teammates.
"With out strolling, shouting and cajoling individuals, he places them up. If we undergo a troublesome time, he rallies the troops and makes individuals defend. He’s the one who blocks issues and takes his head. You’ll be able to rely on him. "
The Republic of Eire's Mick McCarthy can safe his place at Euro 2020 towards Denmark (Simon Cooper / PA)
Nonetheless, whereas Duffy is delighted to have been chosen to exchange Coleman, his private eulogy is secondary on one evening when the victory at Aviva Stadium would qualify for the ### 39, Euro 2020.
Duffy mentioned, "It's an important honor. Even taking part in to your nation is a crucial step in your profession and directing boys, I hope that I’ll take it in my tracks and that I cannot let it have an effect on me.
"I'm excited for that, my household will probably be proud and me too. However the primary objective is to go on the market and play the sport to attempt to win the victory. "