Callum O’Dowda is not afraid to have 20-20 vision.
The Bristol City winger, who is in line to win his 13th Ireland cap against Denmark tonight, wants a taste of the big tournaments.
He was close to making Martin O’Neill’s final squad for Euro 2016 and trained with the chosen ones at their Fota Island base as the 24th man prior to departure.
But having missed out on the World Cup after Ireland fell at the final hurdle, he is already eyeing up Euro 2020 and beyond.
O’Neill once claimed O’Dowda could be the future of this Irish team and the 23-year-old is being turned to more often.
“As I’m getting older I think I’m starting to grow into it a bit more,” he said of his international career.
“I’m trying to become more established in the team and I want to be involved in the major competitions.
“You’ve got these Nations League games, the Euros and then the next World Cup – and I’m already thinking to that.”
O’Dowda continued: “I know I was close to the Euros when I first came in and being around the squad then was probably one of the most enjoyable times of my career.
“I didn’t even go but but I loved every minute of it. And then there were the World Cup qualifiers.
“It’s the biggest stage and that’s why you play football. Those are the moments you live for.”