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Gareth McAuley

Big names mean Arnaut to me, and they shouldn't mean anything to this Northern Ireland team either

Gareth McAuley


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The lethal Marko Arnautovic (centre) never scared me, and these Northern Ireland players should think similarly in every game

The lethal Marko Arnautovic (centre) never scared me, and these Northern Ireland players should think similarly in every game

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The lethal Marko Arnautovic (centre) never scared me, and these Northern Ireland players should think similarly in every game

Reputation meant nothing to me when I came up against a world-class striker.

I didn't care how many goals they'd scored, the awards they'd collected or the column inches they'd accumulated.

It was the fine details on the pitch that mattered to me, what they did to try and give themselves the edge. I would study their all-round performance.