Berti looking for a lot of luck
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Scots will entertain Dick Advocaat's charges at Hampden Park on November 15 or 16, before making the trip to Amsterdam on November 18 or 19 for the second leg of their Euro 2004 play-off.
The Dutch are one of the favourites for the overall competition, despite being pipped to automatic qualification by Czech Republic, and Vogts is aware the task facing Scotland is enormous.
"It is tough," said Vogts. "We are the underdogs and they are the big favourites. But it is over two matches and we have a chance, we did well over two legs against Germany."
The Dutch have internal troubles of their own, something Vogts is aware of.
"Netherlands have problems and it is a big challenge for us," said Vogts.
Holland will have insider knowledge of Scottish football through manager Dick Advocaat.
"Dick Advocaat will know all the Scottish players, but we will fight for Scotland," added Vogts.
Vogts did admit, though, that Scotland will need luck to win over two legs, but will look for his side to take advantage of any Dutch complacency.
"We need a lot of luck and play well for the 180 minutes," the German tactician added. "The Netherlands may well be already looking to Portugal, and hopefully that can help us."
Everton utility man Gary Naysmith is aware the task facing Scotland is a tough one.
"Obviously we would have preferred to avoid Holland," he told Sky Sports News. "But we have got to look forward to it and get the right result.
"This is the toughest draw we could have got. They have world class players for every position and it would be a major shock if we are to qualify.
"We have got to try and get a good result before the second leg in Holland."