Tim Visser considers dramatic Edinburgh win a career highlight

Tim Visser
Visser qualifies for Scotland at the end of the season after three years residency

Try-hero Tim Visser believes Edinburgh will grow in confidence following their dramatic win over Racing Metro in the Heineken Cup.

Two touchdowns from the Dutch winger saw the capital side come back from 44-20 down to win by a single point.

"It's one of my career highs so far." Visser told BBC Radio Scotland.

"We should never have been in the position where we had to chase the game. But we showed a lot of character to come back from that."

The hosts scored 17 points in the opening 10 minutes but conceded 28 unanswered points and were trailing by 20 with 14 minutes remaining before the late response.

Racing replacement Jone Qovu was sin-binned with 11 minutes remaining and Edinburgh took advantage by scoring two converted tries to triumph, with captain Greig Laidlaw kicking the winning conversion.

And Visser, who scored after 35 seconds and again after 76 minutes, says he always believed Edinburgh could come back against the star-studded French visitors.

"I'm a big optimist so I'm going to say yes," he added.

"But I think we were just looking to pick up points and get the losing bonus point.

"We said: 'We're going to play from everywhere and try to pick up points'.

"We probably didn't think we could win the game until Tom Brown scored that second last try in the corner. It was an incredible win for us."

The 24-year-old will qualify to play for Scotland at the end of the season through residency rules and reiterated his desire to turn out for his adopted homeland.

"It's hard for me to comment on this," he explained. "All I can is that I would love to play and I would hope to play.

"Scotland do have some very good wingers - Sean Lamont, Simon Danielli, Max Evans when he plays on the wing.

"I'm sure I will be behind them in the pecking order but I would love to compete with them."

But despite his desire to play for Scotland, the Dutchman concedes that he doesn't "feel Scottish".

"I can't consider myself Scottish - I do feel really at home here, and the Scots are a great bunch of people," he said.

"But I don't know that I could could ever say I feel Scottish, but if I play for Scotland I may start to feel it more."

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