Everton player Aiden McGeady has revealed how his Republic of Ireland teammates reacted after his brace ensured a 2-1 victory over Georgia at the weekend.
The Everton winger saw his opening goal cancelled out but ultimately won the match with a late second to ensure his country got off to the best possible start in their aim to qualify for the 2016 European Championship.
And speaking after the game, McGeady revealed just what it meant to his teammates, as they gave him a standing ovation.
Speaking to Everton’s official website, he said, “I’d been doing a few interviews outside while the manager was talking to the team about the game. It was a bit awkward when it happened, I didn’t know how to react really. It was nice.”
McGeady has enjoyed an impressive start to the season, his brace for Ireland coming soon after a great strike for the Toffees in a 2-2 draw with Leicester City.
It is now up to the 28-year-old to perform on a more consistent basis, because there is no doubt he has the talent, as his recent goal-scoring exploits emphatically prove.