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Scotland: Steve Clarke wants side to be history makers by reaching Euro 2020

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Oct 9, 2020 ,
Scotland: Steve Clarke wants side to be history makers by reaching Euro 2020
‘The five who wished to use penalties all produced’ – Clarke hails gamers

Scotland have a “sizable likelihood” to intention “a small half of history” after they moved to within one sport of Euro 2020, says head coach Steve Clarke.

The Scots observed off Israel on penalties at Hampden to role up a play-off final in Serbia on 12 November.

Scotland closing certified for a prime tournament in 1998, but a return is now tantalisingly conclude.

“It be a huge likelihood. We spoke about confidently making a small half of history for the team,” Clarke stated.

“We peaceful have that in entrance of us. That became the goal, to be obvious we are within the final subsequent month and we now have got performed that.”

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A goalless intention at an empty nationwide stadium supplied a nervy backdrop for supporters looking at at residence as neither side created many potentialities except overtime.

Then as soon as more, it became the Scots, thanks to a David Marshall attach and five converted build-kicks, who showed their mettle to progress to meet the Serbs.

Earlier than that, even supposing, Clarke’s team have Slovakia at residence on Sunday within the Countries League sooner than Czech Republic come to Hampden on Wednesday.

“The next two video games are indubitably sizable for us. We deserve to be a hit in both,” the head coach stated.

“We lost six from the squad so we can call up no much less than two, potentially three gamers to pad the squad out because or not it will possible be indubitably unfair to inquire gamers to play 120 minutes, 90 minutes and 90 minutes.”

Requested about hanging a smile wait on on the nation’s faces, Clarke added: “I hope [the fans] are smiling tonight. I’m sure it became a prolonged night time for them sitting looking at within the residence.

“Serbia will possible be not easy day out and a not easy inquire, but we can leer at utilizing the following two video games so we ride into that sport with self belief and confidently persevering with an unbeaten chase.

“We strive to manufacture and slowly or not it is compulsory to manufacture personality, or not it is compulsory to manufacture self belief and or not it is compulsory to manufacture quality. That may perchance come with more outcomes you safe.”

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