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Roberto Martinez Has High Praise For Steve Clarke Ahead of Belgium v Scotland

Roberto Martinez Has High Praise For Steve Clarke Ahead of Belgium v Scotland

Roberto Martinez has given Steve Clarke some high praise ahead of Belgium against Scotland tonight.

The Red Devils manager welcomes the Tartan Army to Brussels this evening hoping to continue their strong Euro 2020 form.

Belgium have kicked off their qualifying campaign with three wins from three games, beating Kazakhstan 3-0 at the weekend.

And they’ll fancy their chances of beating Scotland too, considering the inconsistent form of our country.

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It’s Clarke’s second game as national team manager after he beat Cyprus 2-1 at Hampden on Saturday in his first.

But it’ll be a big ask for Scotland to follow that up with another victory given Belgium are the number one ranked team in the world.

Still, Martinez doesn’t think it will be easy and has praised Clarke in the run up to tonight’s game.

Per skysports.com, the former Everton manager said: “I rate and admire him immensely as a manager and the experience that he has.

“He gives teams clarity, they know exactly what they need to do on the pitch.

“He adds to the direction of what the team wants to achieve. I expect a team that is well positioned and will know exactly how to stop us.”

Scotland have six points from their first three games in qualifying, losing to Kazakhstan away before beating San Marino and Cyprus.

If they can get anything against Belgium then it will go some way to making up for the catastrophic 3-0 defeat to the Kazakhs to open up the campaign.

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