Norwich City keeper Michael McGovern set for Germany reunion
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Michael McGovern insists Northern Ireland can cause a World Cup upset against holders Germany as he looks to repeat his Euro 2016 heroics.
The Norwich City keeper defied Joachim Low's star-studded side with a string of stunning stops in a narrow 1-0 defeat when they last met in France but McGovern knows it will be even tougher Tuesday night on German soil in Hannover.
'It is not unrealistic to think we can't get a result but they are a top team,' he said. 'The Republic (of Ireland) took four points off them in the qualification for the Euros so we can get a result and that is what we are looking to do. Hopefully I have a quieter game. That would be nicer and we get a result. It is good to have played them in the Euros because we know what we have to face now, we know where we can improve. There were situations we could have defended better.'
McGovern earned his big summer move to Norwich after his eye-catching exploits at Euro 2016.
'I was home in Enniskillen at the weekend and people are still talking about the German game,' he said, speaking to Northern Ireland's official Twitter account. 'Mum and Dad say that it is mentioned often to them so it's nice to have that and be remembered for a game like that. It had never happened to me before. Hopefully there will be other memories now before the end of my career and hopefully with Northern Ireland we can create new memories and quality for the World Cup. That is the aim now.
'Against Germany I was just trying to think don't get focused on the fact we were losing the game. I always felt it could come down to goal difference and to try and keep the score down as much as I could and that is how it actually worked out, we qualified for knock out stages on goal difference so it was important I stopped as many shots as I could.'