Healy - We're prepared
David Healy insists Northern Ireland are confident as they gear up for the country's biggest game in 21 years.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 20/11/07 5:11pm
David Healy insists Northern Ireland are confident as Nigel Worthington's side gear up for the country's biggest game in 21 years.
Northern Ireland will be heading to the Euro 2008 finals if they can claim victory over Spain on Wednesday night and Latvia beat Sweden.
And Healy, who has scored an impressive 13 goals in qualification so far, admits that his team-mates face an enormous challenge.
He also explained that the incentive of a £1.5million bonus is the last thing on his mind.
"I heard from (chief executive) Howard Wells the bonus is up to £1.5million; I am just waiting for confirmation!" he said.
"It is not about the bonus, though; it is about the chance to play in a major finals. You go away on holiday and watch World Cups and European Championships on television.
"It would be nice to be there for a change in Austria and Switzerland. That's the aim. It is a big challenge tomorrow and probably our biggest game since the World Cup in 1986.
"We can face Spain with confidence. We have a lot of character in our squad. Everyone is elated after that tremendous comeback against Denmark.
"It just shows you what can happen, and those two results give us hope. I hope Latvia can do us a favour and beat Sweden. That would be excellent."