Villa Park shot-stopper calls for team-mates to prove their worth.
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has warned his team-mates their play-off experience will count for nothing if they underestimate Estonia.
The 35-year-old Aston Villa player has suffered both the joy of qualification and the bitter disappointment of failure in sudden-death showdowns during his distinguished international career.
Most famously he reached the 2002 World Cup finals by edging out Iran and then being denied a return by Thierry Henry’s infamous handball in Paris two years ago.
But Estonia are in the play-offs for a major tournament for the first time, and while Given admits his side have an advantage in the Euro 2012 qualifier, he knows that alone will by no means see them through.
“We do have an advantage in as we have got the experience of having been here before, and I think it’s the first time they have ever qualified for a play-off situation,” he said.
“But at the same time, it’s the best team they have ever had in their history.
“I haven’t seen all the video footage of them yet but I have seen some of the goals from the campaign and they had some great results.
“So we can’t be taking them lightly, turning up and thinking it’s going to be an easy game or anything like that, because we know they have some very good players.”
Ireland got the draw they wanted when they were paired with the Estonians, and struck lucky when they were handed the trip to Tallinn first on Friday, meaning the tie will be settled in Dublin on Tuesday.
“We have experienced the other side of things, being away for the second leg,” Given added.
“Even when we qualified for the World Cup in ’02, we were in Iran and there were, I don’t know, 50 or 100 Irish fans there.
“If we could do it in Dublin on Tuesday night, it would be just probably the most special thing in my career to actually qualify in Dublin.
“If we could do that, then the country would be going a little bit crazy, I would think.”