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Clarke wants Scotland to strive for perfection

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The Scottish manager hopes they can do well against Belgium Tuesday night in the EURO 2020 Qualifier match.

Scotland is set to play against Belgium tomorrow night, as part of Matchday 4 of the EURO 2020 Qualifiers Group I.

And Scottish manager Steve Clarke has called his players to strive for perfection.

“We have to hope for an almost-perfect performance, certainly defensively,” he told Four Four Two.

“We can’t make too many mistakes because we know if we do, that we will be punished.”

“They are a good team,” he said about the Belgians.

“We will give them all the respect they deserve, we will go out there and try to make it as difficult as possible for them.”

He said: “I always say to the players that you have to let the opposition know that you have the capability to hurt them, so it’s important to get the defensive side right.”

“But if you go through the game and try to play 97 minutes with no attacking threat then it’s going to be a really long night, so you have to get the balance right,” he added.

“Belief and mentality are very important. It’s something we spoke about a lot last week, about the positivity, that we try to build around the camp.”

“I think there was a good feeling going into the Cyprus game,” Clarke commented.

“We did the usual Scottish bit where we tried to make a mess of it but we finished the game well and on a high, so we still have that positivity around the squad and hopefully you can see that on the pitch tomorrow.”