Euro 2016: Michael O’Neill is confident Northern Ireland can finish their Euro 2016 qualifying mission

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill

Michael O’Neill is confident Northern Ireland can finish the job and qualify for next year’s Euro finals.

O’Neill’s players are preparing for a crucial double-header against the Faroe Islands and Hungary next month.

A testing trip to the Faroes on September 4 is followed by a home clash against Hungary three days later.

Northern Ireland sit second in qualifying Group F and firmly on course for next summer’s finals in France.

Asked if he believes they can complete their Euro mission, O’Neill said: “Yes, of course I do. The players also believe it. No doubt about that. They have put themselves in a great position.

“When you pick up points away from home, which we have managed to do, and followed it up at home, it’s a real positive. Maybe in the past, we’ve had a good result and followed it up with a poor result.

“That hasn’t been the case this campaign. We’ve had a good result and followed it up with an even better result and so on. We reacted to losing in Romania by ensuring we won the next game.”