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Saturday 25 Jun 2016
Davis has no regrets after Wales defeat

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis is looking back with no regrets as Northern Ireland leave France with their heads held high.

Davis, reflecting on the 1-0 defeat to Wales, gave his thoughts on the match when he said: “We obviously put everything into it. It wasn’t meant to be our day, I don’t think. But we gave it everything, and we can’t have any regrets.”

Looking back on the performance, Davis believes there wasn’t much to choose between the two sides and had a message for Gareth McAuley. He said: “I thought first half we definitely had the better chances in the game. Of course you’re going to have to take one of these, but I don’t think there was a lot in the game.

“Disappointed in the manner, obviously, that they scored. Big G doesn’t deserve that, because he’s been excellent.

“There’s no blame in any way. We gave everything we had. We’re obviously devastated but it’s been a great journey. We can take a lot from the experience.”

And he saved his final words for the Green and White Army, he said: “They were magnificent again. They’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey as much as us and I think everybody is just sad to see it end today.”