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O’Neill hailed his players for victory against Estonia

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The Northern Ireland manager is happy to have taken three points out of their visit to Tallinn in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

Northern Ireland defeated Estonia 2-1 in today’s EURO 2020 Qualifiers match.

And for manager Michael O’Neill, the way his footballers played was great.

“I think the players had something to do with it as well,” he told Four Four Two.

“I thought we started quite well, but we’d kind of run out of ideas a little bit.”

“We had a couple of opportunities before half-time where we maybe could have done better, but I thought the response in the second half was great,” he added.

“We ended up with probably too many attacking players on the pitch, but we needed to do that to get back into the game.”

The manager explained: “I didn’t feel at 1-1 that we should settle, we had to try and win the game.”

“The subs were made with the intention of not just getting back into the game, (they were made) with the intention of winning it.”

“Josh is brilliant,” O’Neill said.

“He’s a player that you couldn’t have in the squad.”

“He’s great to have around. You ask him to play a number of positions and he does it,” he continued.

“I think it means so much for him to play for Northern Ireland.”