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Conor Hourihane: Tonight's game against Denmark a 'cup final'

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Conor Hourihane: Tonight's game against Denmark a 'cup final'

Conor Hourihane says that the Republic of Ireland’s clash against Denmark tonight is a ‘cup final’.


It's winner-takes-all this evening in Dublin, with the hosts hoping that home advantage will help secure the three points they need to book a place at the Euro 2020 finals next summer.

"Of course it's a big game for the country and for the team,” he said.


"It's a cup final. We're a win away from the Euros. We're all looking forward to it and hopefully we can come out with a positive result."


Having faced Monday's opponents in similar circumstances prior to the 2018 World Cup finals, the 28-year-old is eyeing the reward that would come should they beat the Danes.

"Well obviously there's a great prize at the end of the game if it goes well," he added.

"Personally, I've never been to a Euros, so that would be something special. Hopefully we can get the right result."


Hourihane finished by reflecting on the two-legged tie that took place in those World Cup qualifiers.


"We managed to get a draw in Denmark, and scored early in the second leg through Shane Duffy,” he said. 


“We were going well, but it didn't end great as we ended up losing 5-1. Hopefully we'll come out better this time."

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 18th November 2019