Wigan midfielder McCarthy: Ireland axe talk fired me up
McCarthy was left out of the original starting line-up but played a starring role in a battling Irish performance in the Friends Arena.
McCarthy said: "I wanted to prove a point. I want to stay in the team but it is not about me it is about the team.
"It is up to the boss and I hope I can give him a headache. It is a massive point to come here and the way we did it is superb."