Olsen praises young Dragons

Norway coach 'impressed' with young Dragons

Egil Olsen: Was very, very impressed with Gary Speed's young Wales side

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Norway boss Egil Olsen believes a bright future lies ahead for Gary Speed's young Wales side after their 4-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Olsen's side were thumped after Gareth Bale's fierce volley broke the deadlock before Craig Bellamy doubled the lead with a superb curling effort.

And although Erik Huseklepp's fortuitous second-half tap in gave Norway hope, Wolves' forward Sam Vokes sealed the win with his brace in the dying minutes.

Norway may be 21 places above the Welsh in the world rankings but they struggled to handle the likes of Bellamy and Bale throughout, and coach Olsen admitted: "I was very impressed (with Wales). They have quality players in Bellamy, Bale and Ramsey.

"We knew in advance that they are strong just now and I was impressed, they are a very, very good team.

"They should be optimistic; they are a very young team who have a good future."