Norway coach vows to attack Scots

Egil "Drillo" Olsen. Photo: EIRIK HELLAND URKE

Egil "Drillo" Olsen. Photo: EIRIK HELLAND URKE

Egil Olsen has promised an attacking approach against Scotland on 12 August in Oslo as he tries to salvage Norway’s World Cup qualification hopes.

Norway, who sit bottom of Group Nine, need a victory to revive their hopes of a play-off place.

“I think Scotland would be satisfied with a draw, but that’s not an option for us,” said Norway coach Olsen.

“It will be crucial for us to challenge them down the wings and the full-backs I selected are a reflection of that.”

Young, offensive full-backs, such as Viking Stavanger’s Trond Erik Bertelsen, Tromsø’s Tom Høgli and Espen Ruud from Odd Grenland, have been included in Olsen’s squad along with the experienced John Arne Riise.

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