Matt Holland is still bullish about Ireland's hopes after the Sweden draw

"If they analyse what they've done today, they'll realise how well they played"

Matt Holland, Shane Long, Ireland

Ireland’s Shane Long applauds the crowd ©INPHO/James Crombie

Former Ireland midfielder Matt Holland is confident that the Boys in Green can still reach the Euro 2016 last-16 after opening up with a 1-1 draw against Sweden.

While he admitted that it was frustrating not to hold on for the win, he saw plenty of positives and he thinks that there is still hope with group matches against Belgium and Italy to go.

"Certainly, I think were the better side today. I certainly don't think there's anything to fear and I do feel we can still get out of the group," he said on Off The Ball.

"If they analyse what they've done today, they'll realise how well they played and that will give them confidence in the next couple of games."