Video: ‘I barely seen it myself’ - Robbie Brady on his vital away goal
Published 13/11/2015 | 22:15
Ireland's Robbie Brady produced a clinical finish to give Ireland the edge in their Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia & Herzegovina in a foggy Zenica.
The home side had shaded the game until the 82nd minute when Brady showed huge composure to round his man and fire past Asmir Begovic at his near-post.
Edin Dzeko equalised after a defensive lapse allowed the Roma striker to be found in the area and Ireland's brave defensive effort was broken.
Speaking about his goal, Brady told RTE: "I barely seen it myself.
"I pulled it inside and caught the goalie out near-post. I was happy with the goal... it's a shame we didn't hold off.
"Good result away from home and we'll take it back Monday and put in a better performance and hopefully push ourselves through.
"It's not a bad result but we could have prevented the goal and held out the last 10 minutes."
Brady was keen to stress that it was only half-time in the tie and an improvement in the performance would be required on Monday night at the Avvia Stadium.
"They've got some good players that can hurt us but if we can keep some of them quiet on Monday night and we up our game... we need to play a bit better but we dug in and got a decent performance away from home," he added.
"We've got a big squad and we've got more than enough to push ourselves through."
Asked if he had ever played in similar conditions, he said: "Never this bad with the fog or the smoke or whatever it is. 90 minutes up, on leg down and we go again Monday."