Euro 2020 qualifying: v Scotland
Venue: Astana Arena Date: Thursday, 21 March Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB/online; live text Comment on the BBC Sport website; See on BBC Scotland

Scotland manager Alex McLeish says it would be the”greatest thrill” of his livelihood to keep and direct his country to Euro 2020 and the worldcup in Qatar.

McLeish’s side have a Nations League play off at the bank whether they kick of the an qualifying effort in on Thursday.

“That would be a party .” McLeish, whose current deal runs out in 2020, told BBC Scotland.

“It’s from the DNA.

“We can definitely believe and it would be the best delight of my career when it might culminate in two key championships.”

‘If we get a consequence it changes every thing’

McLeish believes success with this present number of Scotland players can be the catalyst for future victory and regular involvement on the large stage.

The Scots have been absent from the previous ten tournaments, together with current Scotland captain just four years old at the previous outing.

“I really don’t believe there’s just 1 reason,” said McLeish for Scotland’s recession in fortunes.

“We brought in plenty of foreign players that we could easily get for nothing, albeit wages went up a little. Street football sought out of this window.

“Is there enough excitement for the escalating children to play football again? We would want to inspire them with the existing Scotland squad. If we will get results I am convinced it affects every thing.”

Scotland are potentially just two matches away from the next season’s Euro finals as a result of laps their Nations League group in November.

However, McLeish is excited to look at the being an insurance policy, in contrast to the priority since the conventional campaign starts on Thursday before going to San Marino on Sunday.

“Some great players missed out [on championships ],” added the Scotland manager.

“But let us concentrate on getting through this class point and not really needing a play off to get to the finals. A great deal of these guys have a great deal to offer you.”

‘Two away games We Must acquire’ – analysis

If we aren’t getting six things from these two matches it just feeds into the whole story of,’here we go again, we’re just playing catch up’.

Yesit’s two games away but it’s these away matches we will need to be selecting three things in if we’ve got serious ambitions of qualifying out from this group.

It’s essential to get off to a good start for a psychological boost. If we aren’t getting six things out of these two matches, it will simply bubble under the surface.


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