Gary Caldwell Confident Scotland Still On Course To Finish Second In Group

Defender hints at attacking approach against Spain
Scotland defender Gary Caldwell remains confident Craig Levein’s side can qualify for Euro 2012 despite a demoralising defeat to the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday.

The Scots are currently second in Group I, two points behind leaders Spain who they face on Tuesday night.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Caldwell insisted the Scots were still on target to finish as group runners-up and said his side would give it their all in their next fixture against the world and European champions.

"We are still on course for finishing second," said Caldwell.

"That was probably always the objective. Spain on Tuesday is a game we will go into and give everything."

“Everyone in the world wouldn't expect us to get anything and that's when Scotland are usually at their best.

"So we can have a right go on Tuesday night."

The Scots have come in for criticism for their defensive tactics and 4-6-0 formation employed in the defeat against the Czech Republic but Caldwell insisted there had been no problem with their approach.

“I thought it worked very well," he added. "They looked very frustrated, you could see that in their play and I don't think they had many chances.

"In the second half, they started to get a few more efforts and Allan McGregor made some good saves.

"But it was working, it was 0-0 and a point would have been a great result. It was just disappointing to lose from a set-piece."

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