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Barcelona ace Fabregas: Spain's clash with Ireland will be difficult

Cesc Fabregas believes that he and his Spain teammates will not have an easy time of it when they meet Republic of Ireland at Euro2012 tonight.

The reigning World and European champions take on the Irish in Gdansk in their second Group C fixture and Fabregas is expecting a tough encounter for Spain even though their opponents lost 3-1 to Croatia in their opening match.

"Will it be easy against Giovanni Trapattoni's team? No, no, no. If we think like that that, we would already be losing 1-0. We always say that kind of thing to motivate ourselves," Fabregas told Uefa.com.

"We are a humble team, we respect other sides and treat them the way we should. I think that helps us get the result we deserve.

"We will put everything we have into the game. We have to play our own style of football, to never give up, and keep attacking."

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Andrew Slevison
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