In a scene straight out of Father Ted, Shay Given has revealed he`s been learning La Lingo in order to help out his defence. Apparently though his efforts have been somewhat wasted given only one of the four speaks Spanish! Better stick to the French Shay lad. Anyway our stopper revealed:
"A few of the new lads don't speak much English so I've been trying to learn Spanish to help communicate with them. Unfortunately I tried to speak to Cacapa in Spanish as I'd forgotten they speak Portuguese in Brazil. He just gave me a blank look; I don't think he was very impressed. It wasn't my finest moment.'