Kazakhstan three-0 Scotland: Alex McLeish refuses to speak about destiny


Alex McLeish refused to discuss his destiny after main Scotland to one of the kingdom’s most ignominious defeats of their beginning Euro 2020 qualifier in Kazakhstan.

The Scots have been down interior 10 mins and conceded again simply after the spoil to present the Kazakhs simplest the 2nd win in 21 qualifiers.

On Sunday, they face San Marino, who misplaced their opener five-0 in Cyprus.

“I’ll retain to do my job and won’t get drawn into that,” said McLeish.

Speaking to Sky Sports in the on the spot aftermath of the abject defeat, the manager had conceded the result “probably puts more stress on me”.


Celtic defender Kieran Tierney will no longer be involved in opposition to San Marino as he keeps to battle with a hip problem.

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McLeish turned into compelled to field a makeshift backline after several withdrawals and the team’s inexperience was cruelly uncovered.

“It was poor night time for us defensively,” stated the Scotland boss. “We had one threat simply before they scored and I was questioning it became looking pretty lively for us.

“But they scored two brief goals and we never reacted. They might have been averted with better positioning.

“There’s a lot of inexperience within the squad. We have delivered a few new names during the last year or so and it can take time, but I know we don’t have time.

“It’s never completed until it’s completed. We have players to return back.”

In the opposite recreation in the segment, Belgium beat Russia three-1 in Brussels.

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It’s a completely negative begin to the campaign on the returned of some negative performances in the Nations League. There could be a number of strain on the supervisor after this. The gamers appeared completely misplaced. It didn’t appear as if there was a clear concept of what they had been looking to do. It simply failed to seem like we had a sport plan or the players didn’t recognize what the game plan changed into.

I’d be astonished if the supervisor’s no longer in price for the San Marino sport. We’re best a couple of days away. But how long does this hold? I clearly don’t know. But if there is some other performance like this towards San Marino I’d believe that could be it.