Seamus Coleman believes he is currently playing the best football of his Everton FC career
The Republic of Ireland internationals Man of the Match display against current Premier League champions showed just how valuable Coleman is to the Everton set up, adding defensive nous to attacking flair and the 24-year-old explained he is happy to rein in his attacking instincts when the situation demands.
“I feel good in my proper position,” he explained.
“I have always felt I am a right-back and I am getting a good run of games for club and country in that position.
“The manager likes me to get forward. That is a big part of my game.
“But sometimes you have got to think a point is a good result and there were times when I stayed back and let the lads do it.
“It was about being solid more than anything but if anyone was going to win it it looked like we could have.”
The disciplined draw in Stockholm means that Ireland will face Austria tomorrow with the chance to leapfrog their visitors in the chase to qualify for Rio next summer.
And Coleman claims that Friday’s creditable draw will count for nothing if they fail to beat Austria in Dublin.
Coleman added: “It was a good point and a good performance. We can bring that on to Tuesday now.
“It has set us up nicely for the game against Austria, but a point will mean nothing if we can’t finish it off.
“There is no better feeling than going into that game after a good performance and a good point.”