Iceland's analysis manager spied on Norway's closed practice
(Dagbladet): The former LSK player Runar Kristinsson, now head of analysis for the Icelandic national team, sneaked in to see the closed Norwegian training in Reykjavik today.
- I saw the team, grins Kristinsson to TV 2 Sport .
The training was closed for the press after 20 minutes in the day, something that has become normal to the Norwegian team to do the day before the battle in recent years.
Drillo would not reveal the starting lineup in his evening.
- Even the players have not been told the final lineup. All other nations are waiting to give out the team, there's no point in us to do so. Iceland would certainly appreciate getting the information, "said the Norwegian coach.
- Closed means closedNow they have the team, so it was revealed on today's formation training. For Drillo statement that the players have not been informed of the final team, came several hours after the Icelandic spying.
But the Norwegian support system did not like that Icelanders would sneak to follow the secret workout the day before the crucial opening match in European Championship qualifying.
- Is it a closed training, it's closed training, "says Drillo to TV 2
- If thats the case there is a strong violation of the rules for such things, so I hope it is not correct what you say, "said assistant coach Ola By Rise.
- Usually there is a "gentleman's agreement" that this should not happen, "said football manager Nils Johan Semb.
- Revenge tomorrowNow the question is really about Drillo and if he's going to surprise the Icelanders so much with the final team or formation and style of play whether they saw the training or not.
National team captain Brede Hangeland agree with team staff that it was stupid of Iceland, but takes it with a twinkle in his eye.
- It's too bad. But we will take revenge tomorrow, "said middle fielder.
Norway plays away against Iceland in Reykjavik on Laugardalsvöllur tomorrow (today) at 21.00
This article is from yesterday, but holyef this pisses me off. Cheaptrick. Iceland apparently did the same last year.