Davis: We can challenge anyone in Belfast

By SFC Media Tue 15 Nov Steven Davis

Steven Davis is hoping to utilise the home advantage to captain Northern Ireland to victory over Croatia this evening.

Michael O’Neill’s men will host Croatia in a friendly at Windsor Park just four days after their 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Azerbaijan in the same stadium. 

“We are looking forward to the game,” Davis told the Irish FA website.

“It's against top quality opposition and top quality players, so it’s going to be a good test.

“But now we have the belief that we can give anyone a challenge here in Belfast and get a good result.

“It will be a good game for us and one that the fans are looking forward to as well."

A positive result this evening would see Northern Ireland equal their longest ever run of 11 games unbeaten at home.

However, Davis does not want to get too carried away with the numbers.

“We don't give much thought to the record number of games or anything like that,” he continued.

“For us it's just about keeping that positive momentum and belief going in the squad.

“Obviously there will be changes to the team and this gives Michael [O'Neill] the opportunity to give some other players the chance to show what they can do.”


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