It’s time for a match again and I got butterflies in my stomach. I don’t have to look too hard to find that good feeling in this team, because it’s like a thick layer over the whole team. Just look at Fleksnes (famous Norwegian comedian) in the pictures above. Our team spirit is fantastic, everyone is in a good mood and everyone here is in good shape and ready to step up to every challenge. We have got some young lads knocking on the door for places in the starting lineup so hard that it can be heard throughout the country. Vadim Demidov, Moa and Markus Henriksen are just some examples of young boys who are not afraid of the dark when the smell of grass and smelly socks comes sneaking. Norway is known for a good and steady defensive game, and Vadim is more than ready to play. Moa threatens John Carew on the top, and Markus Henriksen is in the national squad in the Euro qual. already at the age of 18. We have some good times ahead of us. We just have win this game first. And it’s extra nice that it’s expected between a thousand and two thousand Norwegians at the stadium tonight.
Morten Gamst Pedersen