Tettey’s European Championship dream shattered in Budapest
PUBLISHED: 22:08 15 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:13 17 November 2015
Alex Tettey’s dreams of playing in the finals of the European Championships with Norway next summer have been shattered.
Already 1-0 down after the home leg of their play-off against Hungary, the Norwegians were beaten 2-1 in the second leg in Budapest last night, with an early strike from former Ipswich frontman Tamas Priskin and a late own goal from Markus Henriksen proving decisive. before a consolation effort from the same player.
Tettey played for the full 90 minutes in a losing cause, as he did in the first leg in Oslo on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile two more Norwich City players will be in play-off action this evening when the Republic of Ireland take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in Dublin.
The hosts go into the game on level terms at 1-1 after City new-boy Robbie Brady scored a late goal in Bosnia on Friday evening which was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko.
Brady is again likely to a key man as the Irish attempt to clinch their place in France next year, while Wes Hoolahan will also be hoping for a full game, after also starting the first leg.
“These games are the best games I have ever experienced and to qualify would be a dream of all of ours and an opportunity that we can’t let slide,” said Brady.
“We’re all raring to go. Monday night, we’ll be giving it our all to make sure we do it for everyone involved.”