Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman says he intends to continue his international career into the next UEFA Nations League campaign and beyond.

The 33-year-old Everton full-back will hope to retain his place in Stephen Kenny's starting line-up for Sunday night's final Group A qualifier in Luxembourg after playing his part in a back three that kept Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal's attack at bay on his return from injury in Thursday evening's goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium.

But asked if he will remain available for selection for next year's Nations League and Euro 2024 campaigns, the Ireland captain said that his intentions are to remain part of Kenny's plans.

"As long as I warrant my place in the team with my performances at club level, then yes," said Coleman.

"I don't want to be in the team to be an experienced player, I want to have a reason to be here and that is to be on the pitch. If I'm doing the business at club level and the international manager wants to pick me, I'll be available.

"I'm not one of those players who is thinking about retiring from Ireland because it means so much to me. Whatever form I'm in at the time and if it warrants a place in the national team, then I will be available."

Coleman has been impacted by injuries in recent years and with Matt Doherty also available to the manager, Kenny has strong options to cover the right side of a back four or five.

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Coleman admitted that he has perhaps been his own worst enemy at times in putting his body on the line, but makes no apologies for putting his team before himself.

"I always put it this way - if I'm fit, I'm fit. Whether that be for Everton or Ireland, I will give my all," he said.

"I've had a few niggles and sometimes if I was like maybe another player and putting myself first, then maybe the niggles wouldn't recur.

"But for me personally, I will always push the boundaries and I won't give it the correct timeframe that is needed.

"I will try to push the manager at Everton or the manager at Ireland and sometimes it's me that suffers because of that.

"I say time after time that I'm definitely going to change it and give it more time to recover. I can't do it, I can't put myself first.

"If the team needs me - Everton or Ireland - I'm there for the team and I will do all I can to play.

"What happens tomorrow is up to Ireland, but I feel fine and fit and ready to go. The recurring injuries are more so because I don't think about myself before the team."

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