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Ian Baraclough proud of how the younger side of Northern Ireland matched Switzerland

Ian Baraklov told his youth Northern Ireland Players are “very, very proud” of their display in the goalless World Cup qualifying draw Switzerland

Northern Ireland created a better chance from open play, rivaling the 37th-ranked side in the world, although another penalty save from Bailey Peacock Farrell was needed to avoid a night defeat.

Due to the draw, Northern Ireland are three points behind Switzerland in Group C, but the opposite is true next time, with a chance to take second place.

Both sides lost a major player at night, Jonny Evans Stuart Dallas, Corry Evans Josh Magenis And Baraklov’s Paddy McNair, who had to name the youthful lineup again, was rewarded for industry and purpose.

“We had to be patient, compact, resolute, organized, and we had it abundantly,” Baraklov said.

“When we got the ball, we tried to control it and be positive. Sometimes the killer ball wasn’t enough, but it still looked dangerous and cheered up with what we saw in the performance. The audience was very proud to play that role clearly.

“Looking at the missing players, they take nothing from the incoming boys, but Johnny, Collie, Paddy McNair, Josh, Stuart Dallas, they are big and big players.

“So the player is also missing to do such a performance against the top nations, but when we go to Geneva next month for points, it has nothing to fear us.”

Ian Baraclough proud of how the younger side of Northern Ireland matched Switzerland

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