Everton winger Seamus Coleman is anxious to play in a major tournament with the Republic of Ireland.
Coleman has been a member of the senior squad for some time, but in recent fixtures has made the right-back spot his own.
He said: "I have been in and around the squad and I haven't got as many games as I would have liked, but it definitely keeps me hungry.
"One of my aims is to get to a major tournament with my country after missing out in the summer at the Euros.
"I'm sure there are a lot of lads out there who didn't go to the Euros who want to play in a major competition, so there is good hunger in the squad."