I’ve always dreamed of playing for Ireland.
Since I was a young boy, playing in the youth setups and stuff like that. I’ve always been
waiting for the call to get an international first cap for the senior squad. I’ve never
actually thought, when I was a youngster, that it was going to happen. I was just always
like: ‘ah it might happen. I don’t know. It might happen.’ But as I’ve gone through the
career I’ve seen a sniff and a bit more and more and obviously I’m here now. I’ve spoke
to Martin O’Neill and, as I’ve said in previous interviews, I want to show everyone what I
can do out here and I’m enjoying it. There must have been times though, I don’t know
if you can think of a game or a moment, where you were at Staines (Town) or Hayes and Yeading
(United) and you’re surely not thinking about playing for Ireland at that point? Clearly
not at that point. But that was me learning my trade and getting out, getting some minutes
in men’s football. It was vital for me. It’s done me the world of good now playing week
in, week out for Millwall. I can’t ask for much more at the moment. I’m away with my
national team and, once again, I just want to show everyone what I can do. I’m proud
to be here.