England hold no fear for Iceland boss Lagerback


England hold no fear for Iceland boss Lagerback

ANNECY-LE-VIEUX – Boasting an individual six-game unbeaten record against England, Iceland co-coach Lars Lagerback insists his side will not be overawed by facing an array of Premier League stars within their Euro 2016 last 16 clash Monday.

Iceland’s mind coach Lars Lagerback waves following the Euro 2016 friendly football match in Reykjavik on June 6, 2016.

Lagerback loved lots of success against England in nine years as Norway coach and thinks an identical knowledge of the Premier League may help Iceland accomplish a monumental upset within their debut major finals.

“It certainly is nice to experience England – I’ve good experience about this. I performed them six occasions after i was coach of Norway so we never lost, therefore we will keep that going,” stated Lagerback on Friday.

“It’s a bit special to experience them because in Iceland they’re introduced on the Premier League, because they are in Norway.

“And it might be great to help keep a great record against among the best football nations on the planet.Inch

Star midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and captain Aron Gunnarsson are among individuals within the Iceland squad who ply their exchange British football.

“The large advantage for all of us, because it was whenever we performed England with Norway, is that we understand British football perfectly. We’ve gamers who’ve performed there and everyone knows their gamers.

“I do not determine if you may well ask British gamers they understood a number of our squad who haven’t performed in England. It’s one explanation of why Norway accomplished it well.”

The clash in Nice continues to be praised as “David versus Goliath” by Magnus Ver Magnusson, the Iceland giant that has four occasions won the earth’s most powerful man title.

Iceland have loved huge support across France using more than 25,000 fans at a few of their matches despite to be the tiniest nation ever to get familiar with a Euro finals having a population of just 330,000.

“I have seen the images from in Iceland and also you almost begin to have tears inside your eyes if you notice it,” added the usually stoic Lagerback.

“I am really happy for the gamers and also the fans and staff it’s absolutely fantastic what we should did.

“It’s among the best moments for me personally within my career. We’re underdogs and also to get results such as this with Iceland is special.Inch

Lagerback also offers a unique link with the England camp getting known manager Roy Hodgson for 4 decades.

Hodgson began his managing career with Swedish minnows Halmstad.

“I’ve known Roy because the ’70s which provides the game an additional kick. I do not think I’ll take any contact from him prior to the game, though, we’ll focus by ourselves factor after which hopefully we are able to meet around the sport.

“I regard him among my buddies. When i first met him as he gone to live in Halmstad in 1976.”


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