Monday 18 December 2017

'150 caps and a World Cup!' - Daryl Horgan sets his sights high for Ireland career after impressive debut

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

As far as international debuts go, Daryl Horgan's wasn't bad at all.

The lively winger made a number of incisive forays down the touchline after winning his first cap off the bench in last night's friendly, his weaving runs made to look even more impressive by the paltry attacking inroads Ireland made all game against their organised Icelandic opponents.

Horgan was namechecked by Ireland manager Martin O'Neill in the post-match press conference as one of the few players to emerge from the encounter with an improved standing in the squad, and the Preston North End winger was suitably delighted when interviewed after the match.

Horgan was asked what he would like to see out of his Ireland career, and gave a brilliant response.

"Where would I like to go? 150 caps and a World Cup," he said to FAI TV after the game.

"I don't know, get in and see how it goes. Try to become part of the furniture. Try to keep adding onto my caps and for Ireland to keep competing and qualifying for competitions and for myself to be a part of that."


Horgan didn't clarify if he meant playing in a World Cup or winning one, but either way, it would be a success if the exciting attacker made an impact for Ireland on the biggest stage of all.

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