Domenech fearful of Hampden roar
France coach Raymond Domenech has stated that his biggest fear when France travel to Scotland is the influence of the Hampden roar, for their October 7 Euro 2008 qualifier.
Domenech, who yesterday unveiled his squad for the upcoming games against Scotland and the Faroe Islands is anticipating a white-hot atmosphere at Scotland's national stadium when the World Cup runners-up meet Walter Smith's men.
Domenech told a Paris press conference: 'What I am afraid of is not the team but the stadium and the attendance.
'The stadium will be full and I know it is special playing against this country.
'The atmosphere we will have to face will be one of high pressure.
'I know how Scotland play but it is not the game they used to play 20 years ago. They can dribble and we know they are ready for us.'
Domenech has vowed to speak to Rangers boss Paul Le Guen and his defender Jean-Alain Boumsong, who had a spell in Scotland with Rangers, before the Hampden showdown to get advice on their opponents.
'I will probably give a call to Paul Le Guen to get some advice about Scotland,' said Domenech.
'And I can talk to (France, Juventus and former Rangers defender) Jean-Alain Boumsong too.'
France's victories, including a 3-1 win over Italy that gave them a measure of revenge for their World Cup final defeat, makes them the early favourites to win the competition's group of death which also features World Cup quarter-finalists Ukraine.
Scotland are experiencing a mini-revival under Walter Smith, after the nadir of the Berti Vogts years, with two early qualifying victories including a 6-0 home trouncing of minnows the Faroe Islands, and a well earned 2-1 away victory against Lithuania.