Claire O’Riordan has mentioned reaching the World Cup can be an “superb achievement” for the Republic of Eire however is cautious of the work that have to be finished with a purpose to qualify.
The Republic face Denmark and Belgium in friendlies on Thursday and Sunday as Vera Pauw’s facet ramp up preparations for the World Cup qualifying marketing campaign.
“I do not even suppose I might have the ability to put it into phrases,” mentioned O’Riordan.
“It is such a powerful occasion in sport.”
The 26-year-old added: “To have the ability to say primary you performed and have been profitable in reaching a World Cup is an incredible achievement in itself. However to have the ability to get there and play would simply be out of this world.
“Clearly, loads of work must be finished when it comes to being profitable doing that. It is the dream, it is the aim hopefully sometime so we’ll hold working in direction of it.”
O’Riordan has earned 15 caps for the Republic however is but to start out a sport beneath Pauw, who took over in 2019.
The previous Wexford Youths striker comes into the pleasant double-header filled with confidence, nonetheless, after scoring an important aim for Bundesliga strugglers MSV Duisburg on St Patrick’s Day.
O’Riordan has been taking part in as a centre-back for the German facet so brings some always-welcome versatility to Pauw’s squad.
“It was a pinnacle level in my profession, to play a sport on St Patrick’s Day and rating a aim which was very important towards one other relegation-embattled staff,” O’Riordan mentioned of her equaliser towards SC Sand.
“So I actually loved it. I do not know what is going to occur after the worldwide break when it comes to the place I will play. I am completely happy to carry some versatility to my sport as properly.”
The Republic’s pleasant with Euro 2017 runners-up Denmark is their first sport since December, a 3-1 defeat by Germany that noticed them miss out on a Euro 2022 play-off spot.
Pauw’s facet will then journey to Belgium earlier than discovering their World Cup qualifying opponents when the draw is made on 30 April.