The Austria result was decent, the Israel one was predictable and not ideal, and now Scotland face the Faroe Islands, who are much better than they used to be. What to expect? The answer to that, according to Steve Clarke, might be ‘a little too much’.
“The increase in expectations is because we’ve done well,” said Clarke.
“I’ve been in this job a relatively short period and we’ve managed to qualify for a major tournament for the first time in 23 years.
“We don’t want to forget that, we don’t want to forget the good feeling. I don’t want anybody to be too negative.
“We’re certainly not negative in the camp. We’re in a good place, everyone understands what we’re trying to achieve.”
“I know what my team is – I’ve actually got it written down, it’s in my pocket. I know the formation. But it’s not something to share with the general public before the game.