Republic of Ireland midfielder Jack Byrne insists he won't be beating down Mick McCarthy’s door demanding a consistent place in the squad after making an impressive international debut.
The Shamrock Rovers man came on in the second half of Ireland's 3-1 international friendly victory over Bulgaria and made a telling contribution, with a hand in two of Ireland’s goals.
Byrne’s creativity and his ability to find space between the lines against a defensive Bulgarian side played a big part in Ireland’s victory.
The 23-year-old crossed for Kevin Long’s 83rd-minute headed goal before his vision picked out Enda Stevens, who delivered the cross for James Collins' strike.
It was a fine return for a 30-minute cameo, but Byrne was modest about his contribution and insisted that he won’t be asking McCarthy questions about his Irish future.
"No I’m not going to be asking him any questions to be honest," he told RTÉ Sport. "I’m very grateful to him for giving me the opportunity and it went well.
"I won’t be asking him any questions, I’ll just be happy that I’m involved in the squad and if I get on the pitch it’s a bonus.
"If I can affect the game like I did tonight then it’s an even bigger bonus.
"I don’t even have any words to describe it, it’s a dream come true, I’m just buzzing with how it went. I’m delighted to just get on the pitch, it’s unbelievable."
Byrne showed a real deftness of touch and a crucial ability to find time and space when there appeared to be none, but was modest when asked about his contribution to what proved to be the winning goals.
"I’m not going to go around the place smashing people so I had to try and effect the game the best way I can and that’s getting on the ball and creating stuff.
"To be honest I don’t really remember too much about them, it’s all a blur.
"You’re playing with good players, players a lot better than me. I put the ball in there early and they seemed to get on the end of it.
"I want to go out there and enjoy it first and foremost. I’m playing for my country, I’m playing in front of my family, people who have supported me since I was a young boy over in England.
"To walk out in Dublin, in this stadium and to play for your country is an indescribable feeling.
"I’m just really proud, I can’t put it into words what it means to me."