Pauw, who knows her side are now looking to Ukraine to slip up if they are to have any chance of qualifying for next year’s European championship finals, insisted Fay was a key player in her side’s attempt to cause an upset against Germany. She said: "I hope she is proud. She feels like she has lost the game for our team but she made so many great saves to deny Germany. Mistakes can happen, but I am really happy with the way she picked herself up to frustrate them so many times in the second half. It’s not in our hands now, a draw would have put it back in our hands. Apart from the two defensive mistakes Gemma can be proud. They showed why they are world champions but the way we played we could have got a draw or even a win against them, because we had chances. But we have to be proud because there are no teams in this group who have given Germany such a difficult game, but we gave them two presents. We have definitely taken a step in the right direction although I am not happy with the performance."