Scotland team in good spirits for European Qualifier vs Belgium, says Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke insists there are no problems from the Scotland camp, despite the opinions of Andy Robertson and Charlie Mulgrew that followed their defeat.
The Scots lost 2-1 at Hampden Park on Friday night, with captain Robertson stating he had”never seen anything like” it, accusing his team-mates of freezing following John McGinn netted the opener into their European Qualifier.
Centre-back Mulgrew hit back, saying the time of Russia equaliser gave another complexion to the match.
Speaking before Monday’s clash with Belgium, live on Sky Sports, Clarke explained:”There is surely no problem within the camp.
“I think you have so many experienced players around afterward Charlie saying that he disagreed with Andy, they’re all big boys and they can discuss it through.
“There aren’t any problems. I think honesty lets you know where everybody is at and is fantastic, and they need to do for your nation.
“Some of the conversation after the match about the nerves and also managing the sport correctly isn’t quite perfect. This was the manner where the game moved away from us rather than the aspect.
“We lost control of this game because we enabled Russia to pencil us in closer to our 18-yard box.
“I’m not so concerned about the emotional aspect. We are strong emotionally.”
Scotland’s hopes of qualification for Euro 2020 took a blow with the defeat to Russia, leaving the side of Clarke in Group I with two wins and three defeats.
“We are disappointed with the end result on Friday so we must attempt to make amends on Monday night,” Clarke added.
“All the players are very experienced in their level so they need to be able to take care of the expectation.”
View Scotland vs Belgium from 7.45pm Monday, live on Sky Sports Football.

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