By Emma Sanders
Everton defender Seamus Coleman has called for his Republic of Ireland side to keep fighting to improve after recent success.
Ireland have won their last two international games against Moldova and Georgia but the young right-back wants more from his side.
The Everton defender started both of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying matches this week and has been a key player in the side for a number of years.
Under Martin O’Neil, the squad have developed in recent times and Coleman hopes his side continue to fight to become better.
Everton’s right-back also states there are no easy games in international football so stresses the importance to work hard.
“It’s been a massive week for us,” Coleman told Everton’s official website.
“We came into it wanting six points and that’s what we achieved. That’s all that matters.
“There was a spell against Moldova where we lost our composure a little bit and we need to learn from that.
“I said earlier in the week that there are no easy games at international level. We didn’t perform too well against Georgia earlier in the week.
“But they have proven they’re a decent side with a draw against Wales. There are going to be sticky spells in games and we had that against Moldova but we came out the other end,” he added.
Coleman scored his first international goal in their 1-0 victory against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium as he made his 40th appearance.
It was a nervy performance but the Evertonian was pleased his side were able to claim all three points.
He and his national team next face Austria on Saturday 12th November and will be looking to go five games unbeaten.
A win would give the Republic of Ireland their third consecutive victory. Their last defeat was against France in the last 16 of the European Championships and it seems there tremendous form in the summer has continued.