Scotland supervisor Steve Clarke believes if his staff play their “personal sport” in opposition to Spain they’ll get a consequence to safe qualification for Euro 2024.
A formidable marketing campaign sees the Scots sitting prime of Group A with 5 wins from 5, with a attract Seville all that’s required to safe a spot in Germany subsequent summer time.
Scott McTominay’s double noticed them stun the Spaniards with a 2-0 win at Hampden Park in March and Clarke is assured of one other robust efficiency on Thursday night time.
“After all, perception shall be part of it and clearly we’ve got to get the ways proper,” stated Clarke.
“The gamers should put into apply on the pitch what was spoken about on the coaching floor, they should play to their most.
“We’ve to play our sport in addition to we are able to after which I consider that shall be ok to get one thing from the sport.”
The Spaniards weren’t impressed after their defeat in Glasgow with Manchester Metropolis midfielder Rodri accusing Scotland of enjoying “garbage” soccer.
Clarke is anticipating to face a lot more durable opposition this time round, with Luis de la Fuente in cost for the seventh time after taking on from Luis Enrique final December.
“I believe once we performed them in March, so we’re in all probability simply in a bit little bit of transition between the earlier coach and the brand new coach,” he added.
“They’d had a disappointing World Cup marketing campaign so possibly we received them at a very good time.
“We all know we’ve got to be very, superb to get a Positive consequence.”
Scotland are getting ready to securing qualification to back-to-back European Championships after Clarke ended a 23-year exile by main them to Euro 2020.
“We wish to get the job accomplished as rapidly as attainable,” added the previous Kilmarnock and West Brom boss.
“If we get it accomplished that will be nice, if not we have got two extra possibilities in November.
“We have got these possibilities as a result of we have began the group so nicely. We’ve 15 factors from 5 video games, that is a very good begin.
“We all know we’ve got to get extra factors to go over the road.
“Do I believe this staff will end the group on 15 factors? No, I believe we’ll get extra factors, whether or not that is Thursday or in November.”
How can Scotland attain Euro 2024?
Scotland will qualify for Euro 2024 on Thursday in the event that they keep away from defeat to Spain in Seville, or if Norway fail to beat Cyprus on the identical night time.
Ought to outcomes fail to go in Scotland’s favour – they may nonetheless declare qualification on October 15, if Spain keep away from defeat in opposition to Norway.
Even when Clarke’s facet go into subsequent month’s qualifiers having did not clinch a spot on the Euros, they know a win in Georgia on November 16 can be sufficient.
Scotland are prime of group A with 5 wins from 5, and are six factors away from Spain who’ve performed one sport fewer.
Goalkeepers: Zander Clark, Angus Gunn, Liam Kelly.
Defenders: Liam Cooper, Jack Hendry, Aaron Hickey, Scott McKenna, Nathan Patterson, Ryan Porteous, Andy Robertson, John Souttar, Greg Taylor.
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Lewis Ferguson, Billy Gilmour, John McGinn, Callum McGregor, Kenny McLean, Scott McTominay.
Forwards: Ryan Christie, Lyndon Dykes, Che Adams, Jacob Brown.
Scotland’s upcoming fixtures
October 12: Spain (a), Euro 2024 qualifier, kick-off 7.45pm
October 17: France (a), pleasant, 8pm
November 16: Georgia (a), Euro 2024 qualifier, kick-off 5pm
November 19: Norway (h), Euro 2024 qualifier, kick-off 7.45pm