Everton boss Dave Moyes has paid tribute to Norwegian football ahead of their UEFA Cup clash with SK Brann.
"We have beaten Zenit St Petersburg, who have won the Russian league and now face the Norwegian champions who will be in the Champions League themselves next season," he said.
"It is a good yardstick - we want to be in the Champions League with both those clubs and we can judge ourselves and our capabilities when we have completed this tie.
"We have done well, we have progressed in Europe. Brann have topped their league ahead of Rosenborg, who gave Chelsea a run for their money in this season's tournament. So we know the sort of standard we are stepping up into. Scandinavian clubs cannot be taken lightly.
"Norwegian football is similar to ours, and their players have come into the Premier League and done well. So we know what we are facing, we are familiar with the physical aspect of their game.
"They are very suited to our game and Brann play in a very British style. We must cope with that, but it doesn't make it any easier."