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Jennings backs Worthy to build resolve

In an ideal world, Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington would follow the philosophy of the late Danny Blanchflower.

The Tottenham legend and Northern Ireland manager between 1976 and 1979 encouraged his teams to play with a terrific energy, style and attacking presence.

Blanchflower wasn’t at all concerned if you conceded four goals, just as long as you managed to score five.

Blanchflower once famously said: “The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It’s nothing of the kind. The game is about glory.

“It’s about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.”

But in reality, as the famous song from the terraces goes — We’re not Brazil, we’re Northern Ireland.

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