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Sunday 02 Dec 2018
Davis promises Northern Ireland will give it a go in Euro 2020 qualifiers

Steven Davis has promised Northern Ireland will “give it a right good go” in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The Northern Ireland captain admitted the draw for the European Qualifiers was “not very kind to us” and had thrown up a tough qualification group featuring Netherlands and Germany.

But he said Michael O’Neill’s side will give it their all as they attempt to qualify for consecutive European Championship finals.

“Of course it is going to be tough but we will give it a right good go,” he insisted.

He believes the Northern Ireland team have shown good progression lately despite not getting the desired results.

“We have plenty to build on. We will have to put ourselves in amongst it early on. I think we can cause a few upsets,” the skipper said.

The Southampton midfielder believes the qualifiers against both the Netherlands and Germany are “great games to look forward to”.

He pointed out: “We know all about Germany and have seen them at close quarters in recent years. Their performances in the Nations League show that you can get at them. We have always taken positives from our games against them. We just have to impose ourselves a bit more against them.

“In terms of the Dutch, Ronald Koeman has them playing really well. They are full of confidence and have momentum and belief.”

Davis further pointed out that Estonia and Belarus will be no pushovers and will be difficult opponents.

“They will have good quality and good technical ability. We will need to pick up maximum points against them,” he added.