Northern Ireland Do Not Fear Germany, Says Corry Evans

Corry Evans has sensationally claimed that Northern Ireland need not fear Germany or be in awe of the opponent when they take on each other at the Windsor Park. The Blackburn midfielder captained his team during the 1-0 victory over Luxembourg. This happens to be the 54th international appearance for Evans, who is hopeful that his team will be able to continue their push for a Euro 2020 qualification. The 29-year-old says that there is a lot of belief within the team after having reached the same stage only four years ago. Back then, Northern Ireland created history by reaching the finals for the first time in 34 years.

Michael O’Neill has seen Ireland placed themselves in a great position for qualification. The team has managed a 100% record in the group stages, but things get very difficult from here on. Germany and Holland are the next two opponents for Northern Ireland. It is important that the team picks up as many points from these games – even through draws – in order to stay in contention. O’Neill says that the manner in which hurdles were overcome during the Euro 2016 qualification campaign will be an inspiration for the team. Germany have been in excellent form and Netherlands have also been showing signs of getting back to the best.

Tony Mowbray keen on arresting Blackburn Rovers’ poor league form

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said that the team are trying to find the best way to compete in each game and arrest the poor run of league form. The Rovers recently suffered their eighth defeat in 10 Championship matches and this has seen them drop to the 16th position in the standings.

Speaking in a press conference, Mowbray said that the players are not prepared to let up on the ongoing form and they are determined to turn things before the campaign concludes, he said: “We are trying to find the best way to compete in each game. We give the players a game-plan and for long times this season we have been competitive. The results recently have been disappointing but we are going to try and finish the season strong. We now have some experienced players back, some defenders, and hopefully we can give a good account of

Steven Davies Calls for Fast Start in Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Northern Ireland’s Steven Davies claims that it would be a remarkable achievement for the nation if they qualify for the Euro 2020. The qualification campaign for this competition starts with a round of games in this latest international break.
Northern Ireland will also be one of the teams involved in this round and they have a great responsibility in order to build on the Euro 2016 qualification. Northern Ireland created history by reaching the Euro 2016 but failing to build on that outcome will be a major disappointment for the national team.

Since the national team are up against teams like Belarus and Estonia in Group C, there is a good chance of Ireland getting off to a positive start and Davies is also expecting a similar outcome. Davies also says that the memories of the Euro 2016 positivity are still fresh for Northern Ireland players and this will help them provide extra motivation for the opening two rounds in March. Belarus and Estonia will once again be the opponents for Northern Ireland in the June round of games before they take on Luxembourg in a friendly match in September. All these games do present a winnable solution for Northern Ireland, whose last victory was in September when they beat Israel. Since then, the team has been unable to win the last four games.

Evans set to feature for Blackburn on Wednesday night.

Blackburn defender Corry Evans has been cleared to play the upcoming league clash against Reading at the Madjeski Stadium on Wednesday. Evans had been on the treatment table after he suffered an injury away to Brentford at the beginning of February.

The 28-year-old appears to have recovered in time for the crunch clash against Reading which would come as a boost to the club. Blackburn have been plagued with injuries if recent with the likes of Jacob Davenport, Ben Gladwin and Dominic Samuel currently sidelined.

Corry Evans pleased with Tony Mowbray’s recent approach at Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Corry Evans has revealed that manager Tony Mowbray has recently been asking input from some of the club’s senior players which has improved on their performances on the playing field. The Lancashire outfit ended the previous season on a sad note with three successive league defeats but they have managed to shed the disappointment with a run of three-straight victories since the turn of the year.

Speaking to reporters, Evans revealed that Mowbray has asked input from the senior players within the club’s ranks and the move has worked to the team’s benefit this month, he said: “We debrief every game. We were disappointed with some of the goals we conceded in the period over Christmas. The manager likes to discuss things with the players and the players have an input. We went through certain things, where we conceded goals and how we could shore up the defence a little bit. We have kept two clean sheets on the bounce and that will breed confidence.”

Corry Evans happy with Northern Ireland

Corry Evans said that the Northern Ireland national team should not be disappointed with their performance in the Nations League. He said that although the team has lost their four games in their group they should be proud of their performance.

He said that they have played well during some of the games and that they have lost some games only by the odd goal. Corry Evans said that Northern Ireland played well against Austria and that they conceded a goal only in the last minute of the game.
He said that the players should be proud of what they have achieved and taken some positives from the game. He said that they have played against some excellent teams and that they have done really well in these games.

Corry Evans takes positives from Austria defeat

Northern Ireland international Corry Evans has said that the team can take positives despite their dismal run in the newly formed Nations League. The Irish had previously lost their three matches in the competition and their fate did not change against Austria, who secured a 2-1 triumph after Valentino Lazaro struck in stoppage time.

As such, the team ended the competition with no points on the board as well as getting relegated to League C but Evans believes there are plenty of positives to carry forward, he said: “It's always disappointing when you lose the game with the last kick of the ball. But we can take a lot of positives out of the performance. The manner of the way we played; going a goal down we came back to level the game and at that stage it looked like we were the only side going to go win the game, but it wasn't to be. We have to take great confidence from the way we have been playing in the campaign and take that into the Euro 2020 qualifiers.”

Evans Delighted with Landmark 50th Cap

Corry Evans was able to lead out Northern Ireland in the latest match against Bosnia. Even though Northern Ireland did not have a positive result in the game after losing 2-0, it was a landmark for the Blackburn Rovers midfielder.

Evans was able to win his 50th cap for the national team and he says that it is a huge honour for him on a personal level to lead out the team as the captain. Steven Davies offered Evans the opportunity to captain the team despite being the regular captain due to the sense of occasion.

Tony Mowbray sends strong message ahead of Blackburn’s season opener

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has stressed that the team should not fear anyone heading into the opening game of the Championship. The Rovers secured automatic promotion from League One at the first time of asking with a tally of 90 points and Mowbray is now hoping that the feel good factor from the previous campaign with make the side more competitive.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference, he said: “I feel the league this year is a bit more open than some of the juggernauts of last year with the money they were spending. We’ve got a real opportunity to be really competitive and the spirit within our team, and hopefully the bits of quality we can show on the day, that will be enough to make it tough for every team. There are tough and competitive fixtures but I don’t think we should fear anyone.”

Tony Mowbray Speaks about England’s World Cup Campaign

Tony Mowbray is of the opinion that England will be able to go all the way at the World Cup 2018 after having impressed so far in the competition. The Three Lions have struggled when it comes to getting beyond the quarter-finals of major tournaments in the last two decades. However, the team showed a lot of grit and determination in order to reach the semi-finals after getting a victory over Sweden in the quarter-finals. The match was seen by Mowbray, who is hoping to get a number of English players in his Blackburn Rovers team. Blackburn already have a strong British contingent with the likes of Corry Evans in the team.

The club are preparing for the new campaign with a lot of zest. Blackburn are back in the Championship after winning promotion from League One. This is a very crucial element for the club that has suffered quite a lot in the last few years. Mowbray said that the team spirit of the England squad is similar to what he has seen at Blackburn. “After a lot of financial and on-the-pitch difficulties, Blackburn are finally back in the Championship. . The key attribute for Blackburn is to remain in the second division rather than become a yo-yo club between the Championship and the League One.


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