Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland will never get a better chance, says O'Neill

By Graham Luney

Michael O'Neill has urged his Northern Ireland players not to blow this golden chance to qualify for a major tournament.

Northern Ireland haven't dined at the top table since the 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico, but O'Neill's side can go top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group F if they beat Romania at Windsor Park on June 13.

O'Neill said: "We have given ourselves a fantastic chance and we have to make sure we take our chance again in June.

"If we can win that game, then it would be hard to think we won't get to the Euros."

Midfielder Oliver Norwood added: "It would be terrible to throw it away now so hopefully we can last the distance. Winning four out of five matches, your confidence is going to be high, but we have to make sure we capitalise on that."

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