In chunks: The Former Norway striker Harald Brattbakk has respect for Scotland’s quality
Brattbakk believes the Norwegian public is miscalculating Scotland ahead of the significant Euro 2024 qualifier in Oslo on Saturday. Steve Clarke’s side began their movement in March with a 3-0 home win over Cyprus and a fascinating 2-0 goal victory over Spain, also at Hampden Park, to leave them top of Group A with six points from six. Norway, for their part, has one point after a defeat by Spain and a produce in Georgia.
Former Celtic and Norway striker Brattbakk, speaking at Hampden Park, where he was promoting Viaplay’s draw of Scotland’s games against Norway and Georgia, said: “People in Norway don’t look at the Scottish team beating Spain, they just look at why we lost.
The Scotland team is flying a little bit under the radar.
“I know everyone in the Norway team is taking Scotland seriously but if you ask the man in the street they will say Scotland is just a little stumbling block to get over – but it is not.
“The Scottish team is strong, they have so many good players. You may not have heard of everyone but a lot of them play in the Premier League, there is some really good quality in the team. But the man in the street is miscalculating Scotland as they are now. I was differentiating the two teams in terms of Premier League players and that is evidently in benefit of the Scotland team”.