Robson sets sights on top spot
Barry Robson believes Scotland should have their sights set on top spot in World Cup qualifying.
Last Updated: 09/10/08 9:25pm
Scotland midfielder Barry Robson believes he and his team-mates should have their sights set on top spot in World Cup qualifying Group 9.
Holland are favourites to top the table, but Norway have also been backed to enjoy a good campaign in the battle to reach South Africa in two years' time.
But after bouncing back from a surprise opening defeat to Macedonia with a victory in Iceland, Robson feels Scotland should have high hopes against Norway at Hampden Park on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1 and HD 1.
"We have got to try to make sure we finish top of the group," said Robson.
"Everybody knows how strong and good Holland are, but with the players we have got, we can try and upset Holland at home.
"It has been done before and I think we can do it again. We are under no illusions how hard it's going to be. We know how good Holland are.
"It's a massive fight for first place and second place but we have got to try to believe we can upset Holland."
Meanwhile, Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith has backed manager George Burley's positive approach to steer Scotland to the finals in 2010.
"That (an attacking attitude) was definitely a positive aspect of George and hopefully he is the man to take us forward," Smith said.
"He was brought in basically to take us to South Africa 2010 and I'm still confident he can do that.
"But football is a funny game, as we all know. You can never ever forecast results.
"You take it one game at a time as you do normally but Saturday is a crucial game.
"If we win against Norway on Saturday, we are in a strong position in the group."