Callum Robinson admitted that he just wanted to 'impress the gaffer' after he was handed his first start for the Republic of Ireland under Mick McCarthy against Gibraltar.
Mick McCarthy's side earned a 2-0 win in their Euro 2020 qualifier but it was frustrating performance the home team who struggled to break down the Gibraltar defence.
"Coming back in I wanted to impress the new gaffer," Robinson told RTÉ Sport.
"I was injured in March, I got on in the last game, it was a massive point and the gaffer believed in me to play me tonight and I just tried my best again and tried to be as positive as always.
"Towards the end there was a little bit of tension, we worked them really hard, they were hard to break down when they sit in their banks of four, then they went to a back five but we done it in the end Robbie (Brady) got the goal, to settle everyone’s nerves, we move on now to September."
Ireland are currently top of Group D with ten points after four games played. They defeated Gibraltar twice and Georgia and drew with Denmark in Copenhagen.
"The main thing is getting the points on the board we’ve had a good summer now we can get some rest and go back to club football and kick on in September."