Coleman praises 'a good Everton goal' whilst on international duty

Seamus Coleman for Republic of Ireland

Seamus Coleman has hailed the impact that his two Everton teammates had whilst on international duty.

Seamus Coleman has praised Everton's Republic of Ireland stars, after they combined to score the winner against Georgia at the weekend. 

Coleman plays alongside Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy at international level and the duo combined to score their nation's crucial second goal of the match, to provide Martin O'Neil's men with a excellent three points to start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. 

The goal came in the last minute of the match after McCarthy played the ball into McGeady, who span neatly and finished expertly to provide the Republic of Ireland with a platform to build upon. 

It was a goal made in Everton and Coleman has hailed the impact that his club teammates have had for his nation. 

"He [McGeady] was brilliant, fantastic," he said. "I said to him before the game, 'You can win us this match' because he's got that ability to beat players and his confidence is up at the minute, and I'm delighted to see it.

"To be fair, I thought a lot of people would have snatched at it – James [McCarthy] actually played him in rather than shoot, which was great composure in his behalf. It was a good Everton goal. Moments of magic win games and Aiden did that.

"We all know that's what he is capable of week-in, week-out and as long as he believes it, he can be a top, top player."

It was the perfect start for the Green Army as they look to capitalise on the increased qualification spaces provided for Euro 2016. 

Georgia are a tough test, but O'Neill's team passed it with flying colours and Coleman's words will be encouraging for his club as well as his country. 

McGeady has generally been a starter for Everton this season, but has regularly been utilised as an impact sub since joining. He may be able to force his way into starting contention on a more regular basis if he can continue to play like he did in midweek, though.

The tricky winger scored both goals in his nation's success, but he now needs to ensure that he shows this form on an consistent basis. 

McGeady is unquestionably a talented player, but there are times where he appears on the periphery of games and he needs to show this form more often in the Premier League if he is to become a mainstay at club level. 

His first chance to build on the momentum he has gained from this international break will be on September 13th when the Toffees take on West Bromwich Albion. 

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