Defeat frustrates Strachan

Gordon Strachan admitted Scotland's 3-2 defeat to England was "hugely disappointing" as they twice let a lead slip.

Last Updated: 15/08/13 at 08:49 Post Comment

Gordon Strachan: Watching on at Wembley

Gordon Strachan: Watching on at Wembley

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Strachan admitted his team faded late in the second half as they sought to get back on level terms after Rickie Lambert's goalscoring introduction.

The visitors had gone in front early on in the international friendly through James Morrison and then again soon after the restart when Kenny Miller got the better of Gary Cahill.

However, equalisers from Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck pegged them back before Lambert came on to head the winner from a corner.

"We had a problem physically in the last 20 minutes," admitted the Scotland boss.

"We were trying everything to score an equaliser. I tried to keep Shaun (Maloney) on as long as possible.

"If you look at it, when we had 11 men and in free [open] play, England couldn't score. They scored when we were down to 10 men [Grant Hanley was off for treatment when Walcott hit England's first goal] and they scored from set plays, which was hugely disappointing.

"But there are top players in that England side. We have good players. To get great victories, we have to make no mistakes whatsoever."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

want to spend more time with my tit-for-tat Autobiographies . He probably didn't say.

megabrow (cufc)
Keane leaves Aston Villa

B

elieve in the dream Ashley. I have a hot tub, I still think I can get all The Saturdays in there for nekkid sexyfuntime. Failing that, Adele.

hump3.
Young: Man United target title

C

onclusions...we are truely living the dream now

dead yeti
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

Footer 365

Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk defends Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Swansea manager Garry Monk has leapt to the defence of under-fire Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers.

Premier League: West Brom manager Alan Irvine sees a defensive weakness in Arsenal

West Brom manager Alan Irvine hopes Arsenal's gung-ho attitude will be their undoing at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Premier League: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confident of continued success

Manager Ronald Koeman believes Southampton can thrive this term and is relishing taking on the Premier League big boys.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property