Scotland beat Malta 2-0 at Hampden thanks to goals by Christophe Berra and Leigh Griffiths, and despite falling fourth on goal difference because of Slovenia’s 4-0 win over Lithuania, Gordon Strachan looked super optimistic in the Press conference after the match, pointing out the most important of all;
I’m alright with that (falling fourth). When you get to the stage when your fate is in your own hands in a tournament, that’s all you can ask. You can look back and say we could have done better there, there and there but we have tried to make up for bad performances or low-key performances by doing the best we can
the Scotland coach told reporters, knowing that if his team beat Slovakia at home next month, and then Slovenia away, they will finish second, behind England, and have their chance of qualifying for the World Cup finals through the November playoffs.
Twenty-five attempts at goal tonight says it all. Forty-eight for the last two games. That’s good enough to win games of football. You don’t make that amount of chances all the time at international level
Strachan also said, perfectly fine with his team’s performance, just three days after their big 3-0 win in Vilnius, Lithuania.