After the 3-0 loss to Germany in Saturday's Euro 2022 qualifier, attention has quickly turned to next month's clash against Ukraine and the importance of converting chances when they come along, according to Republic of Ireland skipper Katie McCabe.

In spite of the loss to the Germans, Vera Pauw's side remain on course to get second spot in Group I and with it a continued interest in reaching the finals in England. 

It was a point reinforced by McCabe when she spoke to RTÉ Sport's Peter Collins after the game.

"We'll keep going because we always knew it was going to be difficult against the Germans but now we have that massive game against Ukraine which will be tough again - it's an away game.

"We'll work on what we can improve on from this game and take it in to next month."

In Pauw's first game in charge last October, Ireland defeated Ukraine 3-2 in Tallaght, a scoreline that perhaps did not do justice to the home side.

A year on and the Arsenal player is keen to highlight lessons from that match.

"We started the game really, really well, went 2-0 up, but then some of our mistakes really cost us and we conceded," she recalls.

"Next month is about eliminating those mistakes and making sure we are clinical in the final third to score the goals."

The Irish did not conceded in the second half against the Germans, something to take from the game. The skipper was satisfied with the effort, adding: "I was really proud of the effort from the girls. The coaching staff were our eyes from above and we put it right, closing the lines and the gaps between defence and midfield. 

"I'm really happy about our second-half performance in that we didn't concede any more. We'll take that confidence and that better month into next month."