'We're still a million miles from qualification' - Jonathan Walters
Published 07/09/2015 | 22:50
JONATHAN Walters believes that Ireland are still a million miles away from European qualification, after taking a full six points from the past week.
Man of the match Walters and the team benefited from Scotland's slip-up against the Georgians on Friday night but knew their opponents tonight wouldn't be push overs.
"We knew it was going to be very tough. We needed the six points out of the two games and we got there in the end," he said.
"We're still a million miles away from qualifying. We got two big games we'll take that in our stride hopefully.
"Fair play to Jeff (Hendrick) making the goal. Jeff's got that quality, trust me. He'll go to the very top, I'm sure. Before the game we were a bit off it.
"But this win gives the whole country a lift. However, we have got two big games coming this week.
Meanwhile, Ireland boss Martin O'Neill acknowledged that Ireland's first half performance wasn't fully up to scratch.
"We didn't play well at during the first half. We were very tentative. You might even say nervous. Having had a great result on Friday that should have been the last thing that entered our heads," he said.
"But there was really no cohesion. However, we had a great turn around. We can't forget, it was always in our hands. It means we've to win games.
"The Germany win helps It's not saying that anyone does favours. We have to fight for every single particle that's going. We still have to find some more points."