Aiden McGeady feels he has nothing to prove to Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni ahead of next month's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
The Spartak Moscow winger played a starring role in Ireland’s win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday after James McClean had earlier impressed in the first-half.
McGeady was named man of the match and received plenty of plaudits from RTÉ analyst Eoin Hand following his display.
McGeady told RTÉ: “You can’t be much more pleased than coming on for 45 minutes and getting it. I was a bit surprised to be honest when I heard my name being put over the tannoy. Obviously it was very pleasing.
“That (Hand’s comments) is great. I quite often find praise hard to come by, especially with Irish media. If it is any ex-manager and ex-player it is obviously very flattering.
“I don’t have anything to prove to the manager. It is possibly some fans or some pundits that doubt me, or whatever."
McGeady added: “But the manager I don’t think I have anything to prove to because he said to me before the game that you are in great form just now and we want to keep you fresh for the games coming up.“