Josh Magennis insists Northern Ireland can pip either the Netherlands or Germany to protect eligibility for Euro 2020.
Magennis’ 87th-minute goal secured a vital 2-1 win over Belarus as Northern Ireland stayed on top of Group C, before Germany and Holland.
“We believe we are able to do it,” said that the 28-year-old Bolton striker.
“There isn’t any point me standing here when I didn’t think we could go through. I might as well not arrive “
After Sunday’s last-gasp triumph, Northern Ireland lead Team C on six points – three ahead of Germany who made a dramatic opening 32 away win on the Netherlands on Sunday, with the Dutch additionally on three points after two matches.
Michael O’Neill’s side will begin a streak of four concluding games against the Group C large firearms with a home game against Germany on 9 September.
Northern Ireland will be away into the Netherlands on 10 October before a November doubleheader that sees them hosting the Dutch and facing Germany away.
Magennis backs NI’s brand new possession-based style
Magennis, whose champion was his fifth largest international goal, added:”Perhaps we will need to dig deep. I also say,’Why not ?’
“it is a cliche and cheesy but the principal thing was that the three points and we all need 12 points from those first four matches, after which we can go towards September, October and November.
“We have started off well now we have to look forward to June.”
O’Neill has changed northern-ireland’s approach over the last half a year, looking to play a more possession-based style rather than counting upon counter attacks, and it’s a change Magennis is enjoying.
“We are trying to build up and we are no more a one dimensional team as people mentioned previously.
“We are trying to break teams down and sometimes it is not pretty but we’ve come off the pitch knowing we all deserve “