CORRY Evans is confident Northern Ireland fear no-one ahead of hosting Germany at Windsor Park tonight.

The Rovers midfielder captained the side in Thursday’s 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg, his 54th cap.

Now their push for Euro 2020 qualification continues and the 29-year-old says belief now runs through the entire squad given their success four years ago in reaching the same competition, the nation’s first major finals in 34 years.

“I remembering coming into the squad and to get a win for Northern Ireland was massive,” Evans said.

“Now we are going into games with a lot of confidence and that shows how far we have come as a squad.”

Boss Michael O’Neill has seen the Green and White Army put themselves in the best possible position to reach next summer’s tournament with four wins out of four so far in Group C, but things get significantly tougher now as they must face both Germany and Holland home and away.

It will be a tall order, but O’Neill is drawing on the hurdles overcome in their Euro 2016 campaign when looking for inspiration.

“The exciting bit is to believe they can do it,” he said.

“The exciting bit for the lads who went to France was could they get out of a group that was horrendously difficult and they did.

“Those are all the things you draw on as a manager. My main priority is that injuries don’t catch up with us and leave us in a (difficult) scenario.”

O’Neill may be excited about the possibilities ahead but he admitted there were some things that kept him up at night - particularly at a time when he has already lost Michael Smith, Jordan Jones and Paul Smyth to injury, while Callum Morris and Liam Boyce nurse problems.

“The worst thing about (being) a manager is trying to control the things you can’t control,” O’Neill said.

“Look at the scenario where Jonny Evans played for West Brom three days before the Greece game (in Euro 2016 qualifying) and pulls his hamstring, the biggest game we’ve had for 30 years to qualify for a major tournament.

“Those things are outwith my control, so those are the things that keep you awake at night.

“What I can control is the preparation, both physically, tactically and I need the players to grasp this opportunity. They’ve got to see this as an opportunity, not as a, ‘Oh, we’re playing Germany, we’re playing Holland’. We’re playing two teams that have ambitions to win the tournament, never mind qualify for it, let’s be honest.”