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Euro2016: Republic of Ireland winger Brady hoping wounded Belgium do not unleash

Robbie Brady has his fingers crossed that Belgium aren't too intent on atoning for their opening Euro2016 defeat when they tackle the Republic of Ireland.

Marc Wilmots' side, ranked number two in the world, were beaten 2-0 by Italy on Monday but get the chance to make amends in Saturday's Group E clash wth the Irish in Bordeaux.

Ahead of that significant match, Brady spoke of the quality of the Belgian side that he hopes are still off their game in couple of day's time.

"Hopefully not," said the Norwich City winger when asked if Ireland are expecting a backlash from Belgium.

"I'm sure they'll be wanting to pick up some sort of result with the defeat the other night, but we'll just be concentrating on ourselves and hopefully we can do enough to push us forward again."

Brady added: "We know they're a top-class team and they'll be coming in prepared. They're obviously going to be coming to win as well as we are.

"I'm not sure what they will be feeling, to be fair, but we'll just be doing our part to get ready for them and hopefully it's a good game."

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