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.”