Last updated : 25 June 2004 By editor

When asked for his opinion of his striking opponent Larsson said:

'I can sum him up in one word: he's great, he can score from many positions and it's very hard for defenders to follow him.'

When asked for comparisons between himself and Ruud Larsson added.

'No, I don't see any similarities,' Larsson said. 'Van Nistelrooy is far too good.'