Healy positive for NI
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Healy is pleased Northern Ireland are making progress in the Euro 2008 qualifiers.
Northern Ireland striker David Healy is pleased his side are making good progress in the Euro 2008 qualifiers.
Healy scored his second hat-trick of the campaign in the space of 30 minutes in the second-half in the 4-1 victory against Liechtenstein in Vaduz on Saturday, taking his tally to 27 goals in 55 international appearances.
He has scored all of Northern Ireland's seven goals in the qualifiers, including a hat-trick in the win over Spain, and they will go top of Group F if they beat Sweden at Windsor Park on Wednesday.
The forward's form in front of goal for his country is in contrast to his fortunes at struggling Championship side Leeds, but when asked if Healy preferred international games to club matches, he responded: "Not really as I enjoy any game.
"I got lucky early on (in the qualifiers) with a few goals and I have kicked on from there.
"When you are a striker you don't have many chances to score a hat-trick at any level, never mind international level," Healy told the BBC.
"The family were all there and I am a proud man.
"It is nice that the team are making a name for themselves."