Player of the match Ruesha Littlejohn marked her return to the Republic of Ireland side with a terrific display in Thursday night's 1-0 Euro 2021 qualifier win over Greece - but she feared her missed chances were going to cost the team dear.

The West Ham was immense at Tallaght Stadium, constantly asking questions of the Greeks in an all-action performance. The only thing her showing lacked was a goal, though the 29-year-old did spurn a golden chance to make it 2-0 in the second half. 

"If it ended up one each I should probably not have been allowed in the squad again for shooting and missing!" she told RTÉ Sport's Tony O'Donoghue after the match.

"I should have cut it back. It was a rush of blood. Thankfully we hung on for the 1-0. 

"I couldn't finish my dinner! Hopefully I can work on that and start putting them away."

Littlejohn missed the 1-1 draw between the sides in Athens last November and aired her delight at being called back into the fold by boss Vera Pauw. 

She also said Ireland had learned from conceding an injury-time equaliser to the Greeks last time out as they dug deep to see out a tough battle.

"It's nice to be back," Littlejohn added. "It's up to me to stay here now. I just found out two weeks ago that I was back in so that was nice. Obviously I know a lot of the girls and everyone was welcoming, everyone has been great since I came back in.

"We've learned from that (draw). Everyone stuck together and we managed to get over the line. 

"Montenegro (on Wednesday afternoon) will be a tough game over there and it's quite a quick turnover. We need to rest up and get prepared for the next game."