James McClean wasted no time making his presence felt when he was introduced as a second-half substitute last night during Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier - turning Poland’s Arkadiusz Milik upside down with this full-blooded challenge.
The midfielder had said during the week he was a big believer in strong tackles.
“Sometimes a good crunching tackle is almost like a goal,” he said before the game. “It gets the crowd going.
“Make no mistake about it, if there’s a chance there to go through someone, I’m going to take it.”
He was true to his word.
Ireland were trailing 1-0 when McClean was introduced, but the game ended in a draw thanks to Shane Long's late equaliser.