Martin Olsson says he’s ready for Norwich City team-mate Wes Hoolahan in Euro 2016

Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan (left) celebrates with team-mate Martin Olsson.

Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan (left) celebrates with team-mate Martin Olsson. - Credit: PA

Swede has a handle on team-mate as Canaries pair prepare for Euro 2016 showdown

Martin Olsson is adamant his Sweden side can repel the threat of Norwich City team-mate Wes Hoolahan when they clash at Euro 2016.

The pair come face to face on Monday week when Sweden and the Republic of Ireland meet in the European Championship Group E opener.

Hoolahan is set to play a key role for Martin O'Neill's side, who face the Swedes in Paris aware that victory could be enough to secure their progression to the knockout stages of the tournament.

Olsson, in line to make his comeback from a groin injury in the farewell friendly against Wales tomorrow, has praised the Dubliner – but thinks the Swedes can nullify his threat.


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'Wes is technically a fantastic player who on his day can dribble away from anyone,' explained the 28-year-old.

'But if you're tight on him, he is not the strongest. I know we will be solid defensively and we will be ready for the threat Ireland pose.'

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Olsson is also fully aware of Robbie Brady's talents, having played alongside him at Carrow Road during a season that ended last month on a low-point of relegation to the Championship.

'Robbie has a great left foot and can break at pace. The danger he causes from set-pieces is something we'll have to watch,' said Olsson.

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