Jeff Hendrick revealed that the Republic of Ireland will fiight till the end of World Cup qualification despite the worst possible start. The Irish are nine points behind second-placed Serbia who they shared a 1-1 draw with a few days ago. They salvaged draws against both Azerrbaijan and Serbia in the dying minutes of the game. It would be nothing short of a miracle if they are able to qualify for the World Cup. They take on Azerbaijan next month before playing Portugal and Luxembourg in November.
“It’s going to be tough now but we approach it positively.” Republic of Ireland midifelder Jeff Hendrick said. “If you look at Portugal (2-1 loss last Wednesday), we had a gameplan. I think it worked very well. We were minutes away from a very good result. That result improves our confidence. It’s a bit late and it’s hard to get something out of this group, but like any Irish team we’ll keep going and give it our all.”
“We want to win every game. I know it’s tough and if you’re being realistic, some of the games are going to be very, very hard to win. But we nearly did it against Portugal.” he added. “[On Tuesday night], we put in a good performance and that is something to build on. We should be looking to go to Azerbaijan and playing like that and trying to get a win. It’s definitely doable and something we should be achieving.”