Baku. 16 November. REPORT.AZ/ "We are saddened by the defeat. We knew that it would be a difficult game."
Report informs, the head coach of Northern Ireland Michael O'Neill said after the friendly match with Croatia, in which Irish lost with score 0:3.
47-year-old specialist said that the team was tired at the meeting with the national team of Azerbaijan on November 11 in which they won with the score 4: 0: "Looking back, we can be glad. We are feeling tired.The main focus laid on winning game with Azerbaijan and we did it. "
In next match in the qualifying round of 2018 World Cup Northern Ireland will meet with Norway on March 26, 2017. "We first played a friendly match after the principal game.Now we have to prepare for the match with Norway. It will be a big game for us. Another victory will increase our points up to 10."