Cyprus Manager Critical of Scotland After 2-1 Defeat

Cyprus Manager Critical of Scotland After 2-1 Defeat

Ran Ben Shimon wasn’t too impressed by Scotland despite his Cyprus team losing 2-1 to them this afternoon.

The Cypriot national team manager watched on as his side lost their penultimate game of Euro 2020 qualifying in Nicosia.

It was a match with purely pride at stake as both teams can’t qualify out of the group.

And it was Scotland who left with theirs after winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Ryan Christie and John McGinn.

As Steve Clarke said, it wasn’t a fantastic performance from Scotland.

But he certainly spoke more favourably about the Scottish display than Ben Shimon did.

Per, the Cyprus manager said: “I’m proud of my players. We are going to take the good things and improve and carry on. I have respect for the winners.

“We tried to play football in all the stages of the match. We prepared for long balls but not that many long balls. I believe that the better team lost today.”

Scotland led in the game thanks to Christie’s goal, but George Efrem – who had a first-half goal that should have been awarded – levelled things up just after half-time.

It didn’t take long for the Tartan Army to get the winner, though, as McGinn fired home.


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