2018 World Cup: N. Ireland Boss O'Neill Happy with Prague Point

تم نشره في Mon 5 September / Sep 2016. 12:00 AM
  • Kyle Lafferty attempts an overhead kick on a frustrating night for the Northern Ireland forward - (BBC)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill was pleased to come away with a scoreless draw in the opening World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic.

The hosts dominated in a dour game as Northern Ireland played their first match since the Euro 2016 finals.

"I'm happy with a point - we showed great spirit when they put us under pressure in the second half," he said.

"The first half was good and we broke on the counter-attack but our final ball or run was disappointing."

Northern Ireland rarely threatened in a disjointed and sluggish display and only poor finishing from the Czechs saw O'Neill's side make an unbeaten start in Group C.