Robbie Brady is confident he has much more to offer the Republic of Ireland after his first start in 18 months after defeating Armenia in the Nations League.
Brady returned from the Euro 2016 final as a rising star after sending his national team into the knockout stages with a win over Italy. He then overwhelmed his hosts France with an early penalty in the round of 16.
But the former Manchester United trainee has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and has not worn a green shirt since last March when he came on as a substitute against Scotland on Saturday. from the spot.
Asked about Wednesday night’s joyous celebrations, the 30-year-old Preston wingback said:
“I’m happy to be back in the green jersey. I probably lost a few seconds.
“I’m feeling good and overall I’m not very happy with my performance. I was fine. I was able to move the ball well at times, but I think I could have done better and it was the best game I’ve played so far this season.” I don’t think so.
“But I definitely feel like I have something to offer. For some of my performances, I have to keep them if I want to stay involved. I know that. ”
In what proved to be an eventful night in Dublin, Stephen Kenny’s men seemed on track for their usual victory in a game they couldn’t afford to lose. .
With their hopes of winning League B1 and the seeding boost that came with it at Euro 2024 long gone, Ireland will face Armenians needing points to avoid relegation, with John Egan and I was cruising when Michal Obafemi sent in the last 20 minutes. with a 2-0 lead.
However, substitutes Artak Dacian and Eduardo Spartzian scored within the space of two minutes to stop the home side, and after a VAR review ruled Dacian had handled inside the area, team-mate Hovanes Humberts took the lead. Mian – Sent off with Brady. From 12 yards he obliged for the 3-2 win.
he said: ”
A close victory over a team that lost 5-0 at home to Ukraine three days earlier did little to answer lingering questions about Kenny’s stewardship, but Brady needed a tweak, not a complete overhaul. I’m sure there is.
he said: If you’re used to the game, you can’t be satisfied.
“We are scoring goals, which is the most difficult thing at this level. [We need to make] We’re making some tweaks to ensure the ridiculous goal never repeats itself. ”