"Top of the world, over the moon", it is fair to say that Troy Parrott was very happy with his night's work in Andorra as his two goals helped Ireland to a 4-1 victory over Andorra.

The first two goals of the Tottenham prospect’s fledgling international career made even more important by the fact they took Ireland from a desperate position, losing to Andorra, to securing the first win of the new manager’s international tenure.

A fine individual strike from the Dubliner restored parity six minutes after Ireland were shocked by the Andorra opener, before rising highest at the back post to head home Ireland’s second to set up the first win in 12 games under Kenny.

"It feels amazing, to be fair, the stuff you dream of when you're growing up," said Parrott.

"We needed a spark from somewhere, I seen the ball dropping in space in front of me and I thought, I'll just go for it and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

"When the ball hit the back of the net, I was so relieved and I guess it changed the way the game was going.

"I'm over the moon. When the second one went in, I was so relieved, even the first one to be honest with you."

Parrott has had a tough season on the road away from his parent club following loan deals at Millwall and Ipswich, however, the two-goal man of the match performance has the youngster on cloud nine ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Hungary.

And while the goals will give Parrott a lift ahead of the new season, he also feels that the victory will have a similar effect on the international team who have come through a poor run of results ahead of the game in Andorra.

"We can take confidence out of it, it's a win and you should always take confidence out of a win and scoring four goals is also big for us, we can take confidence out of that and bring it into the next game.

"It's been a tough season to be fair, I've got a lot of criticism but it's finished the way I wanted it to go the whole time, things don't always go according to plan and I am really happy to finish the season."

Looking ahead to the trip to Budapest, where Ireland will look to build on the 4-1 win and take some momentum into the September World Cup qualifiers, Parrott will surely start in a team that will most-likely be much-changed from the eleven who started in Andorra.

And Parrott is fulfilling a boyhood dream, putting on the Ireland shirt, and embraces the challenge of being asked to lead the line in future internationals.

"I wouldn't say lead the attack, I'm just happy to be in the team, to be fair, to be in the squad even.

"To score two goals gives me massive confidence and the win gives the whole team confidence, so I'm really happy.

"That's been a dream, always, growing up, watching Ireland teams, it's always been 'I want to be there, I want to be at that level'.

"I think today has helped me and I just want to keep pushing on."

Naturally, the Robbie Keane comparisons were rolled out as Parrott notched his first senior goal in one match less than Ireland’s record goalscorer, his fourth international cap.

"He was an unbelievable striker and to reach the level of goals he had would be a dream come true, it's good to get off the mark though.

"Scoring the two goals is massive for me. It's going to give me a massive confidence boost, right now I feel on top of the world, so it's helped me out a lot.

"Every time you put that shirt on it's a feeling that can't be described. It's unbelievable."