Scotland face uphill task
October 13, 2012 16:07:13 UK
Craig Levein has admitted Scotland need to get a result against Belgium on Tuesday if they are to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
Levein's charges are second bottom of Group A following a 2-1 defeat in Wales on Friday and will face a Belgian side, flying high after a 3-0 away win over Serbia, which is now 1.83 to win the group. The Scots are 23.00 to win 2-1 on Tuesday and are 7.00 to keep a clean sheet.
There's still hope, but it is an uphill battle.Darren Fletcher
"It leaves us needing to win the game on Tuesday, that's for sure," said Levein.
"It is a difficult task, but it's a different game altogether on Tuesday."
Levein insists he has no thoughts of resigning and has been backed by his captain Darren Fletcher. The match could have turned out very differently had a legitimate goal not been ruled out when the Scots were 1-0 up and Fletcher says the squad are still behind their manager.
"There is a lot of anger from the boys because we wanted to do something for the manager," he said.
"We were together as a team and we were confident we could get a result.
"There's still hope, but it is an uphill battle. Many people won't fancy us in Belgium and, if we can nick three points, we are back in it."
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