BBC Sport - NI manager Michael O'Neill praises players despite Germany loss

O'Neill praises resilience of NI players

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill praises his players' resilience after falling 2-0 behind to Germany in the first half of their World Cup Group C qualifier in Hanover.

Goals from Julian Draxler and Sami Khedira proved enough for the world champions.

"After conceding those early goals, the character and resilience we showed to make sure we weren't beaten by a bigger margin was evident to see," said O'Neill.