SHANE DUFFY is wary of a Euro “banana skin” after scoring his third international goal.

He will make sure no one in the Republic of Ireland camp is dismissive of Gibraltar ahead of their European Championships 2020 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

Duffy headed the 85th-minute goal which secured the Irish an excellent 1-1 draw away to Denmark on Friday night.

The Danes had been critical of their opponents ahead of the game but Duffy and his fellow defenders largely kept their hosts quiet.

Albion star Duffy said: “Everyone has got their opinions on it, I don’t really look into it. Words get said before games and sometimes we say some words which might upset.

“But when we cross that line, everyone has got respect for each other. We know it’s a tough job out there.

“Maybe that was their tactic to try to get at us, but we used it as motivation out there. We tried to prove a point. I think someone said, ‘You can change the manager, but you can’t change the team’. I think it was a different team out there.”

Duffy will hope to sign off for his summer break with a win in Dublin tonight.

He said: “We have just got to have the same mentality going into it, get a good start and hopefully that will be ten points on the board.

“That would be a good start. It’s a good start in a tough group between quite level teams.

“Seven points on the board - you always want nine, but you can’t be too greedy.”

Skipper Seamus Coleman has praised the Albion defender’s growing contribution to the national team.

Duffy scored five goals for the Seagulls last season and Coleman believes he is improving all the time.

Coleman said: “He has been getting better. He is willing to learn all the time. Even now, if he makes a mistake, he is willing to work on it.

“Never for one minute does he think he has made it, so that’s what I like about him.

“He keeps working hard and he always has that. But his confidence on the pitch is there for everyone to see.”