Football: Olsen recommends direct action

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EGIL OLSEN, the Norway manager, saw nothing to dissuade him from the view that the Terry Venables way is not the right way for England. 'I believe in playing more directly and England could be more penetrative,' he said. 'I was not very impressed with them but then I was not very impressed with my own team either.'

Olsen, who criticised England before the match for trying to play a Continental-style close passing game, added: 'There are a lot of things we can do better, especially after attacks break down. We are too slow in our approach and not accurate enough.

'England had chances in the first half but in the second half, I was disappointed with them. I thought the tempo of the match would have been higher and I felt we controlled it quite easily.'

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