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Cottrell: “Confidence is key for these type of games”

FG caught up with Max Cottrell ahead of Gibraltar’s U21 qualifier away to Norway tomorrow.

Cottrell gave us an insight into how preparation has gone for tomorrow’s qualifier, “The preparation for the game has been the best it could have been, as due to the current COVID situation, everything has been based on a more day to day basis than anything else.”

We asked Max how the team feels going into tomorrow’s game, “As we all know, going into every international game at this level, we will always be the underdogs, therefore I think confidence is key for these type of games, as coming into such a big game against a team like Norway we will manage and approach it with the same mentality as we always have, a determined and motivated one.”

Lastly, Max reviewed Gibraltar’s Euro U21 campaign so far – “If you look at our group, we have been placed in a very strong one that contains some of the best upcoming youngsters, such as Francisco Trinc√£o and Justin Kluivert. Therefore we all knew exactly what we were facing and hopefully, we can continue to give our best as we know how important it is to represent our country, Gibraltar.”