Ireland Looking to Apply Same Principles from Moldova Game

Ireland go into the game against Denmark searching for a positive result which would help them get beyond the highs and lows. The national team has been going to a difficult period while also enjoying some high moments like qualification to the World Cup in 2002 and reaching the euro 2012 and 2016. As the national team prepares to take on Denmark, it appears that Ireland are drawing inspiration from the positive performance against Moldova in a recent game. Ireland were able to get a crucial 2-0 victory over Moldova in this game.

Even though this result meant that Moldova ended up a team with three consecutive losses, Ireland were able to take a lot of positives. One player who has benefited from the result is Callum O’Dowda, who was able to feature ahead of Robbie Brady and James McLean because both players were unavailable due to injuries.

Ireland picked up massive three points at Cardiff. As a result, the national team goes into the crucial for the game against Denmark hoping to apply the same principles and get a victory. A positive result in the first leg of the game will be a major boost to Ireland reaching the World Cup 2018. After having failed in the last decade, reaching the World Cup is a major priority for Martin O’Neill and his men.

“Since that game I’ve had a lot of praise from the management both for club and country. In the last few games I’ve made a real impact with goals and assists. And that’s what I want to be doing. As soon as I got back to club level, I felt bigger, stronger. That’s what I wanted to do, make a real impact in the Championship. It’s more about confidence in attack. You try more things: if you look at the Palace goal, the way it came to me, it was just instinct to take a touch and volley it in,” said O’Dowda.