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Evans out to maintain 100% start

13 November 2014

Corry Evans hopes to emulate the famous Northern Ireland squad of 1982 by reaching the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Northern Ireland have had a sensational start to their qualifying campaign, proudly sitting top of Group F with a 100% record after three games.

The 1982 World Cup in Spain was the last time the Irish reached the finals of a major tournament, but after wins over Hungary, Faroe Islands and Greece the boys in green are dreaming of emulating the exploits of the likes of Gerry Armstrong, Norman Whiteside and former Rover Noel Brotherston.

"That's all you hear, the songs and the chants about it," said Evans.

"That was the last successful Northern Ireland team. It has been a long time since, so hopefully we can put ourselves in the history books and get to the Euros."

Standing in Northern Ireland's way this Friday is arguably their toughest test to date, as they take on second-placed Romania in Bucharest.

But with three wins in a row, the Irish can go into the contest full of confidence.

"I'm really looking forward to it," added Evans. "Hopefully we can get a decent result there to add to the nine points that we've got already.

"The confidence is unbelievably high at the minute, but we know that we've got a tough game coming up and we haven't finished the job yet. There are still seven games to go, so there's a lot of football to be played and a lot of points to be played for.

"Hopefully we can just keep ourselves focused and take it one game at a time and who knows come the end of the campaign, we could be qualified for the Euros."

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