Being able to represent your national team in the international stage

In the world of soccer, being able to represent your national team in the international stage is a huge thing to accomplish as you are not only able to showcase your skills in a higher platform but also to defend your homeland, the country where you were born and, in most cases, grew up with.


Corry Evans could not really spend a significant long period of time in his national side Ireland as he was transferred to the youth division of Manchester United back when he was a youngster and from there on out, he would spend the remainder of his professional career with other English Premier League clubs.


May 20 of 2009 was a particularly special date for Corry Evans as he made his first call-up to the Northern Ireland Senior team as his national team faced off with Italy and even though Northern Ireland eventually lost 0-3, it was still a memorable match for the Evans.

Fast-forward to October 15 and Northern Ireland faced off with Bosnia-Herzegovina in a UEFA Nations League match and Corry Evans played the role as the captain of his country for the first time ever, the Blackburn Rovers player had a few things to say concerning this personal landmark as he said:


“It’s a proud moment for myself and my family as well. It’s something I always dreamed about as a young kid. Thanks to Steven (Davis – regular captain) for letting me have that honor. It’s a really proud moment.”


Corry Evans is also an active player of the English League Championship side; Blackburn Rovers and he was grateful and happy about his own performances for his club as well as also proud of how the rest of his teammates have been performing as the Northern Irish player said:


“My form has been alright. It’s nice to be back in the Championship and I think we’ve done okay so far. I’m happy to keep ticking the games over. I like to keep going and keep the fitness up. When I stop it hinders me. Keeping myself ticked over in the summer really helped me and as far as I’m concerned, I want the games to continue.”