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Football: ECK'S STARS THINK WE'LL BE WALKOVER; EURO 2008.

FAROE ISLANDS boss Jogvan Martin Olsen insists the Scotland players believe Wednesday's match will be a WALKOVER and they won't show his side any respect.

And he warned rival boss Alex McLeish there's nothing he can do to prevent his squad being cocky about the crucial Euro 2008 qualifier.

Scotland hit the the Group B minnows for six in a Celtic Park hammering when the sides met last September.

Olsen's squad was ravaged by injury for that match and Olsen expects a drastic improvement from his side in midweek.

But the Faroes boss doesn't think that will make a blind bit of difference and is adamant Scotland's stars will have the three points won in their heads already.

Olsen, whose side have scored just one goal in the qualifying campaign so far, said: "In the minds of the Scotland players they have already won the match.

"They beat us 6-0 the last time so it doesn't matter what the coach tells them - they will not give us respect. They think it will be a walkover. I'm sure of that.

"Of course we must be realistic. We know the level of the Faroe Islands and the level of the Scotland players. But in football anything can happen.

"If we can play for our country, with our hearts then we can score a goal against Scotland. We always believe for games."
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 3, 2007
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