On-loan Hull City winger believes that he is able to 'let his hair down' having settled somewhat in the senior Irish international squadManchester United winger Robbie Brady has said that he feels much more comfortable with each international call up that he receives, and is hoping to improve upon his initial performances.
The 20-year-old is set to start against Greece in the international friendly which takes place tonight, Wednesday November 14 and speaking ahead of the game, the former St Kevin's Boys youth said that although getting into the squad was 'a massive deal', he is intent on settling down.
"Stepping up to the seniors was a lot different to the U21s and club football," Brady told reporters yesterday. "Getting into the squad was a massive deal for me, something I dreamed of from my childhood."
He continued: "I was knocking on the door for a long time so, now that I’m here, I’m still trying to get my head around it by settling down.
"Every time I’m in the Ireland squad, I feel more settled. I felt I did alright in my first three matches but now I think I’m able to let my hair down a bit.
"This is a friendly but I’ll approach the game exactly the same way as if it’s a qualifier. Greece will be tough opposition and no pushovers but I’m going out there to represent my family, friends and the whole country," said Brady.
Meanwhile, former Manchester United defender John O'Shea believes that Brady is good enough to earn a place in the Red Devils' team. The winger spent last season on loan at the KC Stadium and recently re-joined the club on an initial one-month deal, but Ireland's stand-in captain stated that Brady 'has got the talent' to back up his ability.
"Look, Robbie is a very intelligent lad, he is under no illusions that he is facing a very difficult task," O'Shea told reporters. "But he has got a lot of ability and he has got the talent to back it up.
"So if he did get a chance to get a run in the Manchester United team, I am sure he would take it with both hands. But as I said, he’s got a lot of competition," concluded the Sunderland defender.
The Republic of Ireland take on Greece at the Aviva Stadium this evening, Wednesday, November 14.