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LA Galaxy ace Keane: We are all behind Rep. of Ireland boss Trapattoni

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane insists that the entire playing group are behind manager Giovanni Trapattoni.

The Italian is under pressure after his side failed miserably at Euro2012 and then lost 6-1 to Germany in a World Cup qualifier on Friday night but LA Galaxy star Keane is confident the right man is still in the job for the Boys in Green.

"People are always going to speculate and have their own views on things, and that's the life we live in now with all the social media stuff," he said.

"They have the right to do that. You get booed and they pay good money to see us play. It was not good enough on Friday and we certainly accept that. People have got their own views.

"At the end of the day, he (Trapattoni) is here and we are all here and we have to stick together.

"It's okay people on the outside asking us questions, that's no problem. When we are in the hotel together and playing together, we have to stick together. It's as simple as that."

Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland are currently in Torshavn to take on the Faroe Islands as they look to improve on their third position on the Group C qualifying table.

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