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Michael O'Neill: This Northern Ireland team has what it takes to eclipse achievements of Euro 2016

Former boss insists current crop have more to offer than class of 2016

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Pure joy: Aaron Hughes and Michael O’Neill celebrate Northern Ireland’s second goal in the win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Pure joy: Aaron Hughes and Michael O’Neill celebrate Northern Ireland’s second goal in the win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

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Pure joy: Aaron Hughes and Michael O’Neill celebrate Northern Ireland’s second goal in the win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Former Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has backed current boss Ian Baraclough and his team to deliver in tonight's crunch Euro 2020 play-off final against Slovakia at Windsor Park.

O'Neill famously took the nation to their first major tournament in three decades when he inspired the players to Euro 2016. In an exclusive interview with the Belfast Telegraph, he has revealed that he feels the Class of 2020 has 'more to offer' than the side of four years ago.

Forever a Northern Ireland football legend, O'Neill went close to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and was in charge for the group stages of this Euro campaign, ensuring that the squad made it through to the play-offs, combining his international role with that of Stoke City boss having been appointed by the Championship outfit last November.


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