Next Game

Germany v Scotland

Sunday, 07 September 2014, 19:45

Euro 2016 Qualifying Group D

Craven Cottage

Last Game

Scotland 2 - 2 Nigeria

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 20:00

International Match

Strachan hails composed Scots

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan was pleased to see Scotland finish their World Cup qualification campaign with a 2-0 victory over Croatia, and reserved special praise for Steven Naismith.

Last Updated: 16/10/13 at 06:53 Post Comment

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The 56-year-old has masterminded much improved displays from the Scots since taking over from Craig Levein, and victory over Croatia finished the campaign on a positive note.

"It was great to see the composure of the players," Strachan said, after goals from Robert Snodgrass and Naismith sealed victory.

"We weren't sacred of the Croatians, who have some talented players, and was pleasing to see the players do what we have been practicing in training."

Strachan was particularly pleased with the contribution of Naismith, who collected his 25th cap on Tuesday night.

The Scotland boss said: "There was good football out there and there must be special praise for Naismith, I thought he was fantastic.

"It gives us all great optimism and I think we can add to our squad.

"We'll add technical ability and all the rest to the squad, but the players' heart, concentration and determination was great."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Transfer news: Arsenal sign defender Calum Chambers from Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million.

Indian Super League: Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires to play in ISL

World Cup winner and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will participate in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp denies Loic Remy failed Liverpool medical

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished claims Loic Remy's move to Liverpool broke down over a failed medical.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

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