Scotland prepare for must win match in Belgium

Scotland manager Craig Levein has shielded away from talk of his future as Scotland manager ahead of tonight’s must-win game against Belgium.

Pressure has intensified on Levein since Scotland lost 2-1 to Wales on Friday night, now Scotland who are currently sit bottom of Group A with just two points from three games face group leaders, Belgium.

This is a match Scotland desperately have to win to have any chance of keeping their Fifa World Cup qualification hopes alive.

Scotland face a Belgium side who are being dubbed a ‘golden generation’ – stars such as Axel Witsel and Eden Hazard could start for the hosts tonight.

“This is a tough place for anyone to come and take points, but we’re capable of it,” Levein said.

“They have a very good team, they have a good group of individual players, and they proved with their last performance over in Serbia they’re a very strong team.”

Levein has not spoken to the Scottish Football Association regarding his fate should the national side lose to Belgium insists he is focused on tonight’s match.

“I keep getting asked questions about what if this happens, or what if that happens, and I’m not prepared to enter into that.”

National boss Levein was disappointed to see a Steven Fletcher header – which would have put the Scots 2-0 up – disallowed.

“On Friday night we were badly let down by the officials, we have to use that anger to help us,”

“There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that if the second goal had been given, if the official hadn’t guessed at whether the ball was out the field or not then we’d have won the match.”

“We had a lookback at Friday’s game, the performance and things we can change,” Levein said.

“We’ve worked on this game for the last two days, we’ll be ready.”

Levin was satisfied with how his players performed on Friday in Cardiff.

“I can’t afford to base my opinion of the players based on what one official does.

“The worst thing to happen in football is to perform at your absolute best and for things to be taken away from you through no fault of your own.”

The Scotland boss hopes that decision could work to Scotland’s advantage in Brussels on Tuesday.

“There’s not a lot I feel we could have done differently, the performance for me was very good on Friday, we have to look at it and use the injustice to fire us up.

“There’s absolutely no doubt we have a big performance in us, that’s been evident in a number of games we’ve played.” This is a tough place for anybody to come and take points, we accept that, but we are capable of it.”