O'Neill feels Mexico defeat was 'excellent preparation' for Ireland

O'Neill feels Mexico defeat was 'excellent preparation' for Ireland

While that may be easier said than done, Christie, who scored his second worldwide goal in Sunday evening's 3-1 friendly victory over Uruguay, is confident he and his team-mates can emerge with the result they crave. Credit to him, he's desperate to do well.

A Republic side featuring far more of the men who are likely to start against Austria than the one which had succumbed tamely to the Mexicans in the United States last week fought their way past a Uruguay team without the services of star man Luis Suarez by injury.

Squad: Darren Randolph, Keiren Westwood, Colin Doyle, Cyrus Christie, Alex Pearce, Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy, John O'Shea, Kevin Long, Andy Boyle, John Egan, Stephen Ward, Aiden McGeady, Eunan O'Kane, Glenn Whelan, Harry Arter, Conor Hourihane, Alan Browne, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Daryl Horgan, Wes Hoolahan, Callum O'Dowda, James McClean, Jonny Hayes, Jonathan Walters, Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick. Still, Uruguay in its composition have more, in my opinion, players.

He has made just seven Premier League starts for the Clarets and the same number of appearances as a substitute, scoring one goal, a stunning equaliser against champions Chelsea. Look, I'm there to miss them, I'm there to put them in.

Christie did restore the advantage within six minutes of the restart, though, when he cut inside full-back Martin Caceres and deceived Conde with a low left-foot shot which defender Sebastian Coates failed to block.

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O'Neill said: "If I'm not going overboard about Mexico defeat, I'm not wallowing in this". Uruguay in the last match, but back in March, also lost against the national team of Peru 2: 1. It's hard to put it to one side, but I have got important games coming up here now with Ireland, that's all my focus now.

Opposite number Oscar Tabarez named just five of the men who started the last World Cup qualifier in Peru, among them Paris Saint-Germain frontman Edinson Cavani.

"Mexico played much better than us, they deserved to win the game. That's laying down a marker and that's what we will go out there and look to do".

"Ireland are a very intense team and in terms of athleticism, a very strong team and very fast".

O'Neill's men were being overrun in midfield and they were undone once again with 25 minutes on the clock when Hernandez floated the ball over the top to former Arsenal striker Vela, who was barged to the ground by McClean.

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