Rob: Win’s all that mat­ters

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Sport - BY DAVID SNEYD

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.”

SCREAM OF THE CROP Shane Duffy salutes af­ter the Ire­land fans late he sal­vaged a point in Den­mark on Fri­day

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