Corry Evans says Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has ‘helped make dreams come true’ ahead of tomorrow’s game with Germany.

Northern Ireland are assured of a play-off spot in their bid to qualify for Euro 2020 no matter what the result in Frankfurt. They drew 0-0 with the Netherlands on Saturday which saw the Dutch claim the second automatic qualification spot behind Germany.

But Northern Ireland will get another opportunity to reach the finals when the play-offs come around in March, which O’Neill will take charge of despite being named manager at Championship side Stoke City earlier this month.

Evans has 58 caps for Northern Ireland, featuring three times in Euro 2016 as O’Neill guided his side to the knockout stages.

There is hope that he could remain in charge should the Irish reach another finals, and Evans said: "He's been magnificent for us and has taken us from where we were eight years ago to what we are doing now.

“We are in contention all the time to qualify and he's been a huge help in our international careers.

“He has helped make dreams come true by reaching major tournaments and even against Holland we are in games against the big nations and we compete against them.

“A lot of that is down to Michael.”

Steven Davis’ missed penalty proved crucial as they were held to a goalless draw with the Dutch at Windsor Park on Saturday.

They were edged out 2-1 in the game in Amsterdam last month, denied by a last minute winner, and the Rovers midfielder believes displays against Ronald Koeman’s side can stand them in good stead.

"We have shown in the two games against Holland that we are more than a match for them and we have to take confidence from this and carry it forward," Evans told the Belfast Telegraph.

"It was similar to the Germany game at Windsor in the first half when we tried to get pressure higher up the pitch and nick the ball.

"When we win the ball higher up the pitch we are closer to the goal to try and score and that created a few chances for us.

"Unfortunately we didn't take our chances again.”

Evans has made five Championship appearances for Rovers this season, all three of his starts coming away from home.

He has been a regular for Northern Ireland throughout his time at Ewood Park, and as they prepare to face Germany for a fifth time in three years, the 29-year-old added: "This game is going to be another difficult test for us but we have nothing to lose. We will go there and give it our best shot."