Any Irish football fan, never mind the man himself, could tell you that Robbie Brady has had a tough number of years.
Since his talismanic role in Euro 2016, Brady has found himself dogged by continuous injury problems as he's tried to secure a role in Sean Dyche's Burnley side.
Last season, the Baldoyle native played just 454 minutes of Premier League football. In comparison, under Stephen Kenny at international level, Brady has played 380 minutes of football, with September a marker for Brady's consistent fitness.
At just 28, Brady should be coming into his footballing peak. Yet, with his injury history, it's hard to auger whether he will reach the heights his potential once promised.
His performances for Ireland, particularly towards the end of the Nations League campaign, certainly showcased a shift in form from the winger.
Now, he's showcased it for his club with a rasping right-footed strike (his weaker foot, might we add) past Jordan Pickford in Burnley's 1-1 draw against Everton at Turf Moor.
Speaking after the game, Brady drew on his experiences with Hull and Norwich when talking about the threat of relegation that may loom over Burnley if they don't pick up points.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 5, 2020
The winger caused Everton all sorts of problems throughout the match, garnering three successful dribbles and an 82% pass success rating to go with his goal.
Furthermore, Brady even got involved on the defensive side of proceedings, winning two aerial battles and having one successful tackle.
In typical Robbie Brady fashion, the winger went off having gone down with an injury, although it didn't look particularly serious. We've got everything crossed in order for that to be the case.
A few people on Twitter were suitably delighted with Brady's impact on proceedings:
Robbie Brady with the swinger!
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) December 5, 2020
Robbie Brady's first goal in a year. Raphinha's first goal for Leeds. Everton just attract these things don't they?
— Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) December 5, 2020
Burnley have been so much quicker to the ball so far, they've limited Everton to any real chances so far. They've worked so hard and Robbie Brady and Dwight McNeil have worked so hard in the wide areas almost operating as full-backs. Midfield is closing down the space very well.
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) December 5, 2020
Robbie Brady will always have my heart
— RuudCF (@RuudNotTo) December 5, 2020
You can watch Brady's goal as well as full match highlights below: