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Monday, 19 August, 2002, 10:54 GMT 11:54 UK
Dailly backs Vogts' views
Christian Dailly scores against Nigeria
Dailly scored for Vogts against Nigeria
Scotland defender Christian Dailly has backed Berti Vogts' view that the country's young players need to do more to improve their own game.

Vogts was widely quoted at the weekend, criticising the attitude of players who visit the golf course in the afternoon rather than staying on at training.

Dailly, who captained Scotland on their summer tour of the Far East, says Vogts is right and that people should listen to his views.

"Berti wants players to be working harder and coming back in to work in the afternoons," said Dailly.


It will be interesting to see where we are ahead of the qualifying matches
Christian Dailly
"If we want to improve, that's the way it's got to be."

Scotland fell to an all-time low of 60th in the most recent Fifa rankings, but Dailly feels that Vogts is the man to resurrect the country's footballing fortunes.

"Everyone has been impressed with Berti because he's full of passion and there's no nonsense with him," said Dailly, who is in Scotland's squad for Wednesday's friendly with Denmark at Hampden Park.

"I thought going away to Hong Kong in the summer was really worthwhile and I feel we've got a few new names from that squad who are going to do really well for Scotland.

"I think the manager had to go out there and experiment with a few things. I think it will prove to be a good decision in the future."

Scotland begin their qualifying campaign for the European Championship with a visit to the Faroe Islands on 7 September.

Dailly believes Denmark, who reached the second round of the World Cup before losing 3-0 to England in June, will provide a good test for Scotland.

"I think it's an important game, because Denmark are a very good side," he said.

"Denmark have done really well and it will be interesting to see where we are ahead of the qualifying matches. We will have to be at our best to get something from the game."

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