sport news Davis keen to use Northern Ireland's magical Euro 2016 run as motivation

'The carrot is there for us... we know the situation we are in': Captain Steven Davis keen to use Northern Ireland's magical Euro 2016 run as motivation to qualify for next year's finals Three years ago, Steven Davis led Northern Ireland to first European finals He is hoping magical run can inspire team to qualify for Euro 2020 next summer It will be a tough task with the team in a group with Holland and Germany Davis wants a winning start at home to Estonia and Belarus in the coming days 

By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Published: 17:08 GMT, 20 March 2019 | Updated: 17:08 GMT, 20 March 2019

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Steven Davis believes Northern Ireland's magical run to Euro 2016 will give them all the incentive they need to qualify for next year's finals.

Michael O'Neill's side have their work cut out after being drawn in Group C with Germany and Holland, putting huge pressure on their opening two games at home to Estonia and Belarus.

But Northern Ireland captain Davis is hopeful of making a winning start to revive memories of three years ago when he led his country to the European Championship finals for the first time.

Steven Davis (left) is looking ahead to Northern Ireland's upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers

Steven Davis (left) is looking ahead to Northern Ireland's upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers

The Northern Ireland captain is hopeful his side can use their memories of 2016 as a positive

The Northern Ireland captain is hopeful his side can use their

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