Steve Clarke Shares Thoughts on Scotland’s 2-1 Win Over Cyprus

Steve Clarke Shares Thoughts on Scotland’s 2-1 Win Over Cyprus

Steve Clarke was understandably happy after Scotland beat Cyprus 2-1 this afternoon.

The Tartan Army manager led his side to three points in the penultimate game of their Euro 2020 campaign.

Nothing was really at stake going into the game as both teams are out of contention for qualification from the group.

But Scotland desperately need some good performances and positive results before going into the Nations League play-offs next year.

That’s what they produced tonight, with Ryan Christie and John McGinn scoring the goals in a victory.

And while it was positive for Scotland to win, Clarke wasn’t getting carried away with the performance or result.

Per, Clarke said: “I’m not going to say it was a fantastic peformance – it was a good performance. And sometimes when you’re coming out of the run of games we have had, the result is more important than the performance.

“The win tonight was crucial because it gives us the opportunity to go home against Kazakhstan and get another three points to set us up nicely for the play-offs in March.

“It was important to build on the San Marino victory. We knew coming here would be a difficult game because it was difficult at Hampden in June.”

Scotland will now face Kazakhstan in their final group game on Tuesday night.

And they’ll be wanting another victory to end the campaign strong.


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