They gave their all, they took the lead in Slovenia, they had to keep it until the final whistle to finish second in their group and qualify for the playoffs, but the best they could get in the end was a 2-2 draw, which was simply not good enough.
What I do know is that, genetically, we’re behind. In the last campaign we were the second smallest, apart from Spain. That means we had to pick a team tonight to try to combat Slovenia’s height and strength
a rather devastated Gordon Strachan told reporters after Scotland’s match, their last one in the World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign.
We knew set plays would be a problem and they scored from two set plays. We can’t change genetics
the Scotland manager said, focusing on how his team conceded both goals, from set pieces. It was Roman Bezjak who scored both Slovenia’s goals, a guy though who is no taller than 1.79…
As for Strachan’s future as Scotland coach, he avoided going into that, turning the attention to… everyone else.
I’m the last person to be thinking about right now. The players, staff, fans, family – you want to make sure they’re alright
was his comment.