Rosenborg out to frustrate
Rosenborg's Roar Strand has said his side are looking to frustrate Chelsea in the early stages on Tuesday.
By Eivind Haugen
Last Updated: 18/09/07 1:11pm
Rosenborg midfielder Roar Strand has declared his side are looking to frustrate Chelsea in the early stages of their Champion League encounter on Tuesday night.
Strand is set to make his 67th Champions League appearance for his club on Tuesday and says the Norwegian side will look to stop Chelsea from scoring early and then hit them on the counter-attack as they get frustrated.
Last time Rosenborg and Strand played in England, they were thrashed 5-1 at Arsenal but the midfielder hopes that will not happen again on Tuesday.
"They scored after three minutes and set up camp in our half. Then the goals started running in," he said.
"We want to keep Chelsea from scoring early. The longer time they take, the bigger our chance is.
"We won't outplay them. The key will be on the counter-attacks and set pieces.
"They are only human as well, even though they are very good players."
AdmirationMeanwhile, Rosenborg youngster Alexander Tettey has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea's Michael Essien.
Tettey grew up in Essien's homeland of Ghana before moving to Norway aged 12 and he is a big admirer of the midfielder.
"He represents Ghana in a very good way. He is very good, he inspires me," Tettey told Dagbladet.