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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.

I remembering coming into the squad and to get a win for Northern Ireland was massive.Now we are going into games with a lot of confidence and that shows how far we have come as a squad,” said Evans.“The exciting bit is to believe they can do it.The exciting bit for the lads who went to France was could they get out of a group that was horrendously difficult and they did,” said the manager. The last defeat for Northern Ireland was in November 2018.