Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill says he was “pleased with a lot of aspects” of his side’s performance in the 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg.
A bizarre first-half own goal was enough to give NI victory in Belfast.
“The experienced players were very good tonight, Jordan Thompson was terrific and Shayne Lavery was excellent when he came on as well,” said O’Neill.
“Overall I am delighted we came through the game, won it and managed to avoid injuries,” added the NI boss.
O’Neill fielded a largely experimental line-up for the game with Monday’s vital Euro 2020 qualifier against Germany at Windsor Park in mind.
Defender Ciaron Brown started the game for his international debut while Alfie McCalmont and Ethan Galbriath made their senior bows as second-half substitutes.
“It was a very young side – Alfie and Ethan are trying to establish themselves at club level – they are ones for the future,” explained O’Neill.
“Jordan is one for now with his energy and quality of passing while Shayne has an impact whether he starts the game or comes on. It was just unfortunate he did not get a goal.
“Jordan was the pick of the bunch, Gavin [Whyte] was good on the right hand side, Tom Flanagan did well and it was a whirlwind week for Ciaron Brown.
“When you don’t have depth to your squad then you have to improvise. We left the bigger players out with Monday night in mind and still managed to win the game.”