Davis can't wait to step back out at Windsor

By SFC Media Fri 07 Oct International

Steven Davis is looking forward to leading Northern Ireland out at Windsor Park for the first time since their excellent UEFA EURO 2016 campaign.

Northern Ireland face minnows San Marino at home on Saturday evening, before taking on Germany away from home on Tuesday night in their next qualifier.

Michael O’Neill’s side will be overwhelming favourites on Saturday, but Davis says the focus must just be on ensuring they pick up maximum points.

“Ultimately our focus is on tomorrow at the moment. It’s going to be great to be back at Windsor Park,” Davis told reporters ahead of the game.

“The stadium is looking great and it’ll be a good atmosphere as always, so the boys are looking forward to getting back out there.

“These games can be difficult if you make them difficult, so it’s important we get the three points and put in a good performance. That’s all we’re focused on.

“If we’re going to do anything in the group we have to make Windsor a fortress again and tomorrow night gives us a platform.

“We got a decent away point in Prague and that has given us something to build on.”

With Northern Ireland likely to dominate on Saturday night, Davis says their training has been focused on possession and attacking play.

“We’re going to have more possession than we will against Germany,” he explained. “So it’s all been based around attacking play to make sure we get the three points tomorrow night."

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