Rob: Win’s all that matters
ROBBIE BRADY doesn’t care how Ireland do it so long as they beat Gibraltar tomorrow and build on Friday’s 1-1 draw with Denmark in Copenhagen.
The Dubliner wants to head into his summer holidays with the Boys in Green sitting comfortably on top of Group D approaching the halfway point in Euro 2020 qualifying.
Shane Duffy’s fierce header earned
Mick McCarthy’s side a well-earned draw with the Danes and Brady (above) says victory in Dublin is all that matters to keep the momentum going.
“Ask anybody and they’d say they’d rather be at the top of the group than at the bottom and trying to catch up. We’ve picked up some good results so far, a good result against Denmark and now we have to capitalise on that,” he said.
“We want to win well, we want to play and put on a performance but we want to win most of all going into the summer and if we can put on a good display on top of that it would be even better.
“The lads will have a couple weeks with our families after Gibraltar so for the time being we have to dig in and make sure we get the results we needed.
“Everyone makes sacrifices in different walks of life. We’ve got to do it now, suck it up for the next few days and make sure we put in a good performance and get the result against Gibraltar.”
While Seamus Coleman played down the impact of the Danes’ 5-1 World Cup play-off humiliation in the build up to Friday’s clash, Brady admitted some demons were exorcised with the manner of the 1-1 draw.
“Yeah, definitely. We knew it would be a tough game and we knew we had to give a good account of yourselves.
“It [losing 5-1] is gone. It was going to stick in your mind, it was a World Cup play-off game and we didn’t put on a performance.
“Coming here to play them again with a better result, there is a better feeling and no sour taste.”
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