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Tyreik Wright Plans Ireland Revenge On Italy In U21 Qualifier

Tyreik Wright Plans Ireland Revenge On Italy In U21 Qualifier
By PJ Browne

The Ireland U21s won their fourth consecutive game in qualifying for the 2023 European U21 Championship on Monday with a 3-1 victory over Montenegro in Tallaght.

The latest win not only gives Jim Crawford's side a great chance of making playoffs, it also means they are in with a shot of qualifying automatically for the finals in Georgia and Romania.

If Sweden fail to beat Italy on Thursday, Ireland will be guaranteed a place in the playoffs by finishing second in Group F. Italy failing to win would also give Ireland a chance to top the group when they play the Italians next Tuesday in Ascoli.

Back in November, Italy defeated Ireland 2-0 in Tallaght. That is a result for which Tyreik Wright - scorer of Ireland's third goal against Montenegro - wants revenge.

"They say pressure makes diamonds," said Wright.

"It's a massive three points for us. I can't wait for the Italy game. Honestly, I can't wait. They done us in our own backyard, so we'll be looking to do them in their backyard."

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The 20-year-old from Cork said he was pleased "to a certain degree" with his performance against Montenegro.

Tyreik Wright: Ireland U21s 'like a family'

"I'm happy with the goal, but I could tidy up on a few things," he said.

"I'm sure they'll come [together] in the next game.

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"I said back in the game against Sweden at home that everyone sees us as underdogs, and I always knew what we were capable of.

"It feels like a family. Everyone is so close with each other. Everyone demands high standards, throughout the whole campaign. It will continue throughout the years."

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