Michael O’Neill thinks Northern Eire star Steven Davis warrants Cristiano Ronaldo comparison forward of breaking outfield caps record
- Steven Davis will come to be Northern Ireland’s most capped outfield player
- The 34-yr-aged will overtake Aaron Hughes’ record of 112 appearances
- Manager O’Neill thinks Davis need to be spoken about in exact breath as Ronaldo
- But Davis admitted he was targeted on the upcoming Euro clash with Germany
Steven Davis has been in comparison to Cristiano Ronaldo as he prepares to come to be Northern Ireland’s most capped outfield player of all time.
Davis will transfer forward of Aaron Hughes on 113 appearances when he captains his nation in Monday’s Euro 2020 Team C qualifier at Windsor Park, and just six caps shy of goalkeeper Pat Jennings’s record.
Supervisor Michael O’Neill paid tribute to Davis’s dedication, likening the 34-yr-aged Rangers midfielder to celebrity Ronaldo who performed and scored for Portugal from Serbia at the weekend.
Steven Davis warrants comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, suggests Eire manager Michael O’Neill
O’Neill paid tribute to Davis’ dedication and likened the 34-yr-aged to celebrity Ronaldo
‘I assume it can be a wonderful achievement,’ stated O’Neill. ‘Whenever he does dangle up his boots, which with any luck , will be after I have left this job, he will rightly be remembered as just one of the best players we have at any time experienced.
‘Last night I was looking at Cristiano Ronaldo play at 34 a long time of age for his nation and what it implies to him, and that is why international soccer is so particular. Steven warrants to be talked about in that breath simply because I consider he will go on and crack Pat Jennings’ record.’
Northern Eire are best of the team and O’Neill thinks Germany are extra beatable now than when the two teams met in qualifying for the final Entire world Cup.
The Germans, humbled four-2 at house by Holland on Friday, endured one more setback on Sunday when Manchester Metropolis midfielder Ilkay Gundogan dropped out with flu.
But Davis is fully targeted on Northern Ireland’s double header from Germany and Holland