Damien Duff will lead the Republic of Ireland in their final fixture against Italy saying he would swap his 100th cap for a victory.
The 33-year-old has been given the armband by usual skipper Robbie Keane to mark the achievement of becoming just the fifth man to complete a century for the country.
However, with Ireland having lost their opening games to Croatia and Spain, Duff will spend his big night attempting to secure a first point of the tournament.
He said: "It's an awfully proud moment, but I would take three points ahead of 100 caps at the minute.
"I know how much it means to myself and my family, but I am not trying to make a big deal of it.
"I just want to get on with the game and, hopefully, do the business."
Duff has never been one of the more talkative members of the squad and his appearance on the stage alongside Keane and manager Giovanni Trapattoni at last night's press conference in Poznan was a rarity.
He joked: "I was dragged here kicking and screaming, to be fair. I'm never one to make big a thing out of anything in life."
Keane had no qualms over passing on the captaincy for the night to a man he holds in the highest esteem.
The striker said: "He's been a massive, massive player since he made his debut. We made ours together and we have been through a hell of a lot together.
"As we all know, he's a top, top-class player and the respect that he has around the dressing room from every player and how people speak so highly of him."
Duff, who made his senior debut alongside Keane against the Czech Republic in March, 1998, has seen the highs and the lows during the ensuing 14 years.
Duff said: "What went wrong in this tournament? I don't know, I suppose you can just say we weren't good enough.
"They are two very disappointing results and we are now looking to restore a bit of pride."