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Friday 25 Mar 2016
McGovern keen to keep up momentum going into the Euros

After Northern Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Wales in Cardiff, Michael McGovern has given his views on the game and preparations for the Euros.

“There wasn’t much in the game. I was happy with how it went and it was a good exercise for us."

A well rehearsed corner move and a neat finish from Craig Cathcart gave Northern Ireland a 1-0 lead in the second half. McGovern has pointed to the importance of set pieces to the team, he said: “Set pieces are really important to us and we’ve got good height in the team. Through the qualifying campaign we scored a lot from set pieces and it’s a big strength of ours.”

On Northern Ireland stretching their nine match unbeaten run, Michael emphasises the importance of the team’s momentum going into the Euros: “Momentum in football is a really big thing, and luckily we’ve had that for a long time. We’ve got three more friendly games before the Euros and we’ll be looking to go unbeaten in them.”