The Manchester City man claims to have been left unimpressed and unsurprised by the approach play of the Tartan Army after the two sides played out a scoreless draw at the weekend
The left-back, who played the full 90 minutes of the opening World Cup qualifier, also admitted he was able to see why many Scots were disappointed with their side's performance despite their home advantage.
The 26-year-old, however, believes that the game served as good preparation for when his side face Wales in their next qualifying match, after claiming that their direct style of play was a common feature of teams from the UK.
"They played at home but I think we are a better team than them," he told STV.
He added: "We know how they [Scotland] play, with long balls. They are good on the second balls and from set-pieces.
"I think all the squads from the island play in the same way, with the long ball.
"We had this game and the last friendly game against Ireland, so we are used to playing against a team like this."