Scotland 1-2 Russia: Steve Clarke urges belief after Euro 2020 blow

Our partners use technology, such as cookies, and gather data that is browsing to provide you with the best online experience and to personalise the information and advertisements shown to you.
Please let us know if you agree.
From Alasdair Lamont
BBC Scotland
Head coach Steve Clarke states it’s”me up to obtain the remedy” to Scotland’s underwhelming performances following Russia dealt a grave blow to their own Euro 2020 qualification hopes.
The aspect of clarke are fourth in Group I with six points out of five matches after the modest 2-1 defeat by Russia of Friday.
The world team, belgium, are up next on Monday at Hampden.
“You must believe there is a remedy. It is only my third match so I am learning about the players,” he explained.
“There are some positions where we are stronger than others however, within the category, I think we’ve got enough ability to be aggressive. If you take a look at the start of the game – we’ve got good players.”
Scotland have procured a Nations League set up location, which means that they remain only two matches away from reaching the next year’s Euros.
However, Clarke’s negative are six points adrift of all second-placed Russia in Group I with five matches to play along with the best two.
The national trainer admits he was baffled by his own team’s failure to take advantage of an perfect start, with the 10th-minute goal cancelled out by Artem Dzyuba before the momentum towards the visitors swung of John McGinn.
“Because of this I’ve yet to see, we turned off the game and allowed Russia to dominate us and impose their style of play on us,” Clarke said.
“Why we let that game to drift away from uswhether it is a psychological thing or a excellent thing, we will have to check”
Looking ahead of Monday’s match against Belgium, he added:”I talked about the three difficult games coming up and that’s the first move, three points are off.
“So Monday is starting to seem like a match that we need to take a thing out of, while it’s one stage or three, to provide ourselves a realistic opportunity in the group.”
As Scotland beat Georgia 36-9 at Murrayfield to earn their third win matches watch highlights.
Michael Stewart and Steven Thompson discuss Scotland’s 2-1 defeat by Russia.
Scotland back-row Ryan Wilson informs Tom English about his sweat over a World Cup place.
Scot Jamie Gillan on his remarkable rise to Cleveland Browns’ starting punter in the NFL.
Everything you Want to know about soccer with BBC Sport Scotland

Read more: