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Martin O'Neill hails team spirit after draw with Germany

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill claims that it was the spirit of his players which helped deliver a 1-1 draw with Germany.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has praised his players for the spirit they showed in the 1-1 draw with Germany on Tuesday evening.

An equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time earned the visitors a point against the world champions in Gelsenkirchen, and O'Neill was quick to pay tribute to the resilience shown by his team in the Group D clash.

"It was a terrific effort," O'Neill told Sky Sports News. "We were backs to the wall in the first half.

"For periods in the first half, we were under pressure but we had to take that into consideration. It was a similar situation in the second half.

"When they scored, that changed out mindset and we had to go in look of the equaliser and we kept going until the very, very end. Our spirit carried us through."

Ireland have picked up seven points from their opening three qualifying games.

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Germany's midfielder Julian Draxler (L) and Ireland 's David Meyler vie for the ball during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 14, 2014
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