Eidur - It is must-win
Eidur Gudjohnsen admits Iceland's World Cup qualifier with Scotland is a must-win game for both countries.
Last Updated: 29/03/09 7:24pm
Iceland star Eidur Gudjohnsen admits their World Cup qualifier with Scotland is a must-win game for both countries.
Both sides are realistically battling for second spot in Group Nine, with Holland well clear at the top with maximum points from four games.
Scotland and Iceland are locked on four points ahead of Wednesday's clash at Hampden Park and both teams need to win to keep alive their hopes of finishing second in the group and reaching the 2010 World Cup.
Barcelona ace Gudjohnsen is expecting a tough game against Scotland following their 3-0 loss to Holland at the weekend and George Burley's side will be aiming to do the double over Iceland having won the away meeting last September.
"We have always had trouble playing against Scotland and I think they have always beaten us so it will be a very difficult game," Gudjohnsen told Sky Sports News.
"I am sure they will want to make up for a bad result, but I think there is no shame in going to Holland and losing.
"It is just a matter of how to lose and maybe their confidence is knocked a little bit, but I am sure they are looking forward to the game on Wednesday.
"I don't think when you play for Iceland that there is ever a must-win game.
"But if you look at the table and points-wise if we want to challenge for that second place it is probably a must-win game."
Gudjohnsen's team-mate Aron Gunnarsson also believes all the pressure will be on Scotland to get the win in the crucial qualifier.
"It is definitely going to be a hard game," said Gunnarsson.
"Scotland have much more quality in their squad than ours, but we just have to concentrate on our own game.
"They are the bigger team and have better players."