McLeish on Scotland’s ‘tough group’

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Alex McLeish, Manager of Scotland looks on prior to the UEFA Nations League C Group One match between Scotland and Albania at Hampden Park on September 10, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Scotland manager Alex McLeish believes there are no easy teams in their Euro 2020 qualifying group.

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday placed Scotland in Group I alongside Belgium, Russia, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and San Marino, and McLeish is wary of the challenges ahead.

“It is a tough group,” McLeish told Sky Sports.

“We can’t say there are any pushovers in there. San Marino will be seen as the tailenders but they will be organized.

“Every game is a challenge for us. What we have to build on is great performances over the last two games and we have to take that confidence forward.

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“Belgium are a great side and they wiped the floor with us at Hampden Park but we gifted them three goals.

“We learned a lot in that game because when we played Albania three days later we played a great game.

“Despite the defeat [against Belgium] it gave us a lot of confidence and I believe we will be even more improved next time we play them.”