Wednesday, 13th October 2010

Scotland boss Craig Levein has hailed his side’s 3-2 defeat at Hampden Park against Spain last night as "heroic". The Scots had found themselves 2-0 down against the world champions, but fought back to level the game at 2-2 in quite possibly the best performance of Levein’s reign as national team coach so far.

"I’m proud", said Levein. "I was looking for a performance tonight and I knew I’d get everything [the players] had."

The Scotland coach also believes that he may have witnessed the birth of a new breed of Scottish stars too, saying "some of them grew up tonight. The way they controlled the ball, the way they passed the ball and took responsibility, they looked ahead, in my eyes anyway."

The result leaves the Scots third in Group I, two points behind the Czech Republic and five behind Spain. Scotland have though, played one game more than their main group rivals.



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