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Quito Ziogben was sidelined with a knee injury for most of last season, but a year later, as Stephen Kenny’s team ended the World Cup qualifiers in a high position, the Republic of Ireland winger was reveling in the game. Performance.
Ireland won 3-0 in Luxembourg and Ogburn scored his second international goal in his fifth game. With 15 minutes left in the Grand Duchy, Jason Knight (Jason Knight) The layoffs hit his outstanding personal performance.
In a full-time interview with RTÉ Sport, the Rotherham United player quickly praised the influence of teammate Knight as a super substitute.
"I'm very happy to score again, but I owe the team," he said.
"We came here and won 3-0. We kept zero goals in the away game against a strong team. The game plan was well established and everyone digs deep.
"I'm very happy to score. Obviously, Naiti found me and returned it. Thank him because he played and changed the game for us. He accelerated the game, but it came from the accumulation of the back line and the goalkeeper starting the game, just Keeping zero goals conceded and scoring three away goals is incredible."
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The 24-year-old also praised the away supporters who were able to travel to Luxembourg and talked about his rapid rise to the international level after suffering injuries last season.
"At this time last year, I was actually wearing knee pads because my meniscus was injured. I worked hard to come here and sacrificed a lot. As I said before Stephen Kenny chose me, let me enter the present. Location. Thanks to him, I owe him a lot."
Ogben made his debut as a substitute in Hungary this summer and became the first African-born player to represent Ireland. He added: "Now something good has happened to me. I believe in my own abilities and the coaches do the same. Believe me.
"I didn't expect to score goals. I just want to be the best in the team. I will go all out. I am very happy to score for my efforts.
"I really enjoy myself. In 12 months, my career has really changed drastically. It is a pleasure for me to experience such a high level of football. I am very happy to be able to Well done for my country.
"We have sacrificed a lot. We know that we have gone through a difficult period and now we are reaping the rewards of our hard work. I am really happy to be one of them and I look forward to the future."
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