Jon Walters won't be able to fully enjoy his world class goal tonight in the 3-1 victory over Uruguay at the Aviva.
Ireland took a 28th-minute lead through skipper Jonathan Walters' sumptuous effort, and although Jose Gimenez levelled before the break, Cyrus Christie's strike and a well-executed third from substitute James McClean rounded off a good evening for manager Martin O'Neill.
Walters should really have had a second goal in the 43rd minute but he somehow managed to miss from all of two yards.
Speaking to EirSport after the game, Walters was clearly pleased with the team performance but that miss was still playing on his mind.
"I was just delighted with it, I managed to get it out from under my feet and I hit the target but disappointed with the miss a few minutes later from two yards. A great finish from Cyrus and James McClean has finished it off," he said.
Asked what happened with the miss, he added: "I missed it... ah no, I should have scored and I'll be more disappointed with that than anything else."
On whether he would want to play as a central striker, as he did tonight, or out wide.
"I'll play anywhere and I'll give everything wherever I play."
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has made eight changes for tonight's friendly with Uruguay with Stoke City's Jon Walters coming into the side as captain. Can Ireland redeem themselves after Thursday's 3-1 loss to Mexico?
No-ONE will be particularly worried about the outcome of the second friendly today when Uruguay come to town, but it would be nice for Martin O’Neill and the team to get a positive performance and result before the big one next Sunday.