• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Icelanders blame hammer blow from Thor on Celtic distraction

ATLI SIGURJONSSON, the KR Reykjavik midfielder, has admitted his team-mates have been so busy concentrating on playing Celtic they have allowed their form to slump.

The Scottish champions play their first competitive game of the season in Iceland tomorrow, in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Their opponents KR were stunned by struggling Thor in their last game in the league, and Sigurjonsson believes his side have been guilty of thinking too far ahead.

"Perhaps the thought of playing Celtic has been disrupting our form," he said. "I don't think our form has been too bad - we just let ourselves down in our last game. Although we know it will be tough, we are confident we can give an excellent account of ourselves."

Contextual targeting label: 
Sport

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

247276