Giovanni Trapattoni: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Giovanni Trapattoni has won a total of six UEF...

Giovanni Trapattoni Doesn’t Count Cats Until They’re In The Sack

What he said:

“Be careful of the cat. Don’t say you have the cat in the sack when you don’t have the cat in the sack.”

Republic Of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, warns his players not to take their up-coming game against Estonia lightly.

Ireland will take on their East European opponents in a two-legged playoff, first in Tallinn and then at home at the Aviva stadium.

What he really meant:

“In other words, don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. I wish I had remembered this saying earlier.”

What he definitely didn’t say (but implied):

“I’d rather have a sacksful of goals.”



I have been an IT professional with over 12 years professional experience. I'm an B.Sc. in Statistics, M.Sc in Computer Science (University of Mumbai) and an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. I'm also a finance student and have completed levels I and II of the CFA course. Blogging is a part-time vocation until I land a full-time position.

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