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Scotland competitive but not clinical.

Scotland competitive but not clinical says Clarke.

Scotland coach Steve Clarke says he side were not clinical enough against Czech Republic after they suffer defeat in their first Euro 2020 game.

Scotland head coach says his side are competitive in the game against Czech Republic but were not clinical enough.

The Scottish team suffered defeat in their first game of Euro 2020 after they were trashed 2-0 by Czech.

Scotland have clear chances in both halves of the game but were not able to find the back of the net.

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Speaking after the game Steve Clarke stated that: “We came here to be competitive, I think we were competitive in the game. Sometimes a match doesn’t go your way, today was that day.

“I don’t think there was much between the two sides, if I’m honest. If you look at our possession, our attempts at goal, we weren’t quite clinical enough at the right time.

“The breaks went against us at the wrong time. Losing a goal five minutes before half-time from a set play was disappointing, we normally defend that quite well.

“We came out for the second half and started quite well. Jack hit the bar, and had another shot which got blocked, fell to their striker, and he produced a marvellous finish. From there it becomes a difficult afternoon.

“We showed good invention, chances to get back into the game and if we make it 2-1, it’s a different afternoon. I’m disappointed, but ready for the next one.”

Scotland Coach on Kieran Tierney.

Scotland were forced to replaced Kieran Tierney before the game due to injury after being a major player at the Scottish back three.

“Obviously, we’ve done a lot of work with team shape and Kieran was involved in that.

“With 48 hours to go, when he picks up the little niggle that keeps him out, it does take a little bit of changing, it changes the dynamic of the team.

“He’s been an integral part of how we’ve played recently, but I don’t think we defended too badly in the game. The moments that have got away from us, the first one’s preventable, the second one is a really good strike.

“He’s got a chance of being fit for Friday, we’ll work on him over the next few days.”

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Scotland competitive but not clinical says Clarke.
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