Football: Shane shame; EURO 2008 Austria-Switzerland.
Long was forced to pull out of the squad for the midweek qualifier yesterday.
"It's a big game on Wednesday and three points against Cyprus would make the table look a bit better - but we want a bit of revenge there and I think we owe it to ourselves," said the Tipperary man.
"It will definitely be a hard game. They have held Germany to a point as well but we have to come out of this qualifying tournament with our heads held high."
Long made a big impact when he replaced Kevin Doyle and almost provided the breakthrough with a low shot that Jens Lehmann did well to hold.
He recalled: "I couldn't have hit it any better and I thought it was going to hit the back of the net.
"But it was a great save. That's the quality you're up against I suppose."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 15, 2007|
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