Cape Town - Harry
Arter has heaped praise on his Republic of Ireland team-mates after
their hard-fought win over Wales in World Cup qualifying.
Martin O'Neill's side edged out the Dragons 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday
to secure a place in the World Cup play-offs as Group D runners-up.
Arter believes it's the team's determination and ability to rise to
the occasion that helped them claim a crucial victory, courtesy of James
McClean's solitary strike.
"That's one thing I feel the group is good at. I look at the Euros
and the result against Italy sticks out, and you take confidence from
performances like that," the Bournemouth midfielder was quoted as saying
by Sky Sports.
"When the big occasions come - Germany at home last year - we rise to
the occasion. One thing that we'll probably be kicking ourselves about
is looking at some of the games in the group that we could have got a
"But ultimately we came here against Wales, who needed the same thing
against us, and it was a tight game, but our determination got us
"It's what this group is made of. We are fighters. We might not be
blessed with superstars like other nations, but we have got the
togetherness and the willingness to get results, and that's what pulled