Scotland team boss Steve Clarke showed respect to the Austrian team ahead of a World Cup qualifying match in Vienna on Tuesday. The FB selection is of high quality, so you shouldn’t be blinded by 2:5 in Haifa in this regard. “It was a very strange game. Austria could have scored three, four, five goals in the first half, Israel was freezing,” Clarke said.
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The 58-year-old also added: “Austrians will watch the game and wonder why they didn’t win.” The “unexpected results” changed the dynamics in the group, says Clark.
The coach adjusts his team to a highly motivated opponent. “They have a very good team, they showed that in the European Championships, where they caused a lot of problems for Italy. They want to show on Tuesday that they are better than the result against Israel.”
Midfielder Callum McGregor is hoping for at least one point for the Scots at Happel Stadium. “If we want to finish second, we should not give up. But for that we need a top performance,” insisted the Celtic professional.
Scotland are third in Pool F after five rounds of ten, two points ahead of Israel and one point ahead of Austria. The second will play in the World Cup play-offs for tickets to the final to be held in Qatar in March 2022. Still-flawless front-runner Denmark is already five points ahead of Israel.
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