Italy 2-0 Ireland

Keane disappointed

Irish captain praises supporters after defeat

ESPN staff

Antonio Cassano's goal from a set-piece hurt Ireland© PA Photos

Ireland striker Robbie Keane has expressed his disappointment at his side's inability to get a win for their fans, who once more gave their side great support in Poznan.

Keane, 32, could not help his side to a positive result against Italy in what could well be his final international performance, but he was quick to express his disappointment for the supporters.

"The last three games, they've been fantastic," said Keane, who handed the captaincy to Damien Duff for his 100th cap. "It's a shame we didn't perform as well as we can and perform for them because if anyone deserves it, it's them.

"I think we played well tonight without really creating too many chances. It's one of those things. It's certainly disappointing we didn't get something out of the group. We're all disappointed, but we've been beaten by better teams.

"It's set-pieces again and it's been the same in the last few games. It's one of those things because in previous games we've been quite solid in that department.''

Asked whether it would be his final game in an Ireland shirt, Keane added: "We'll have to see.''

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