VIDEO: O’Neill ‘confident’ ahead of Euro 2016 draw

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is “looking forward with confidence” to Saturday’s draw for the 2016 European Championship finals.

The Ballymena man, along with the country’s footballing public, is eagerly awaiting to find out who Northern Ireland will play in their first appearance ata major tournament finals since 1986.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill. Picture: Pacemaker Press.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill. Picture: Pacemaker Press.

“We’ve already put a lot in place at this minute in time, looking at trauining bases and training camps in France and building our preparations towards the finals.

“We’re looking forward to the draw.

“I think it’s going to be tough whoever we get but I think our performances against the big teams are always where we do well so we can look forward with confidence and hopefully we can go there and achieve,” added Michael.

O’Neill was speaking to Times Sport at a recent function hosted by Mid and East Antrim Council celebrating the achievements of O’Neill and his skipper Steven Davis, from Cullybackey.