Hareide: The pressure is on Scotland

Hareide said: “I think the pressure is more on Scotland. They are the home team and they lost last time against us here. I think we know how to handle them.

“There is pressure to play before a crowd of 52,000 — and they are very, very enthusiastic fans.

“We have to adapt quickly, but I think we will do that.

“We have a lot of experienced players and also young players who can rise to the occasion. We are looking forward to the game.

“I hope Scotland think about the last time at Hampden.

“It was a very even game but we won 1-0. Our team also knows that we have been better away from home. We have a good away record.

“We normally score and if we can keep on doing that then we also have faith in ourselves.

“Last time we came to Hampden we talked about the atmosphere. Some of the players who had played in Scotland said it’s a FANTASTIC place to play. The fans are nice and there’s a lot of noise when you play at Celtic or Rangers — it will be the same at Hampden.

“I played with a lot of Scottish footballers in England. They were also very proud to have played there for Scotland.

“There should be grounds like this in the whole world for every match. This is what football’s all about. It’s about pressure and playing in atmospheres like Hampden.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our whole team, young and old players. We don’t get these matches every day.”