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UK: Scotland Manager Clarke comments on ‘disappointing’ 2-1 loss to Russia

United Kingdom, Glasgow
septiembre 07, 2019 at 00:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scotland team manager Steve Clarke said his team has to do well against their upcoming clash with Belgium to have a chance to be qualified for Euro 2020, while speaking to the press after being defeated by Russia 2-1 in Glasgow on Friday.

"We have to get something in the Monday night to get ourselves a realistic chance in a group," he said, meaning the upcoming Belgium clash. He also commented on the Friday clash, saying, "Russia started the second half better than we did, that's for sure."

His Russian counterpart, Stanislav Cherchesov, described his team’s efforts against Scotland as 'business manner and noted that Friday’s win does not mean anything yet as there are still more games to be played.

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Scotland team manager Steve Clarke said his team has to do well against their upcoming clash with Belgium to have a chance to be qualified for Euro 2020, while speaking to the press after being defeated by Russia 2-1 in Glasgow on Friday.

"We have to get something in the Monday night to get ourselves a realistic chance in a group," he said, meaning the upcoming Belgium clash. He also commented on the Friday clash, saying, "Russia started the second half better than we did, that's for sure."

His Russian counterpart, Stanislav Cherchesov, described his team’s efforts against Scotland as 'business manner and noted that Friday’s win does not mean anything yet as there are still more games to be played.

W/S Russian national football team manager Stanislav Cherchesov arrives at press conference, Glasgow

SOT, Stanislav Cherchesov, Russian national football team coach (Russian): "We now have 12 points, our competitor has six, Scotland, I mean. There are five games ahead. I have already said yesterday there are 15 points at stake, so there is today's game - three points, it does not mean anything. We have to fight for the next 15 points as well. We have a return game in Moscow against Scotland. We played this game in a business manner, anyways we have to get ready for the next one."

W/S Press conference

W/S Scotland manager Steve Clarke arrives to press conference

SOT, Steve Clarke, Scotland team manager (English): "I think that's the biggest disappointment is we gave the ball away quite cheaply. We seemed to become very nervous after we took the lead. For some reason. Whether we thought we had to sit back and defend for the rest of the game and try to see the game out. Too many possession losses. Too nervous on the ball."

W/S Press conference

SOT, Steve Clarke, Scotland team manager (English): "I spoke about the three games, the three difficult games that we had coming up. Obviously thats the first one gone, three points are away. So Monday night's beginning to look like a game where we've got to to get something out, whether its one or three, we've got to get something from Monday night to get ourselves a realistic chance in a group."

W/S Press conference

SOT, Steve Clarke, Scotland team manager (English): "Russia started the second half better than we did, that's for sure. They put us on the back foot again. I have to be honest, I thought we'd weather the storm and then we gave posession away and conceded the second goal which was a really poor goal to lose. I've had a look at it quickly after the game on video. A lot of players were out of position, getting caught on the half-way line and the counter attack. That was a disappointing goal to lose. Like I said I thought we weathered the second half, the start of the second half reasonably well. We started to get a foothold in the game again."

W/S Clarke leaving

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