Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

O'Shea's Not Keen to Dwell on the Past

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

O'Shea's Not Keen to Dwell on the Past

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SUNDERLAND'S John O'Shea insists the Republic of Ireland will ignore the ghosts of the Stade de France when they face Sweden on Monday, writes STEVE BROWN.

However, the Black Cats skipper says his side cannot afford to focus solely on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

O'Shea is one of only four players in Martin O'Neil's Euro 2016 squad who lost a controversial World Cup play-off at the St Denis venue in November 2009, when Thierry Henry scored France's decisive goal with his hand.

The Republic return to the French national stadium to begin their European Championships campaign against the Swedes on Monday.

Yet O'Shea (below) says his countrymen have put what happened seven ears ago to the back of their minds and are squarely focused on gaining a better result against Sweden.

He said: "Look, it is a different opposition this time.

"We are playing Sweden, we are not playing France - yet - so it is a case of we go, we deal with Sweden there, they are the first team up. …

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