STEVE CLARKE couldn’t resist a smile spreading over his features as he spoke post match after Scotland’s win over Cyprus.
But he refused to get into the permutations which could see the Scots qualify for Germany next summer without kicking a ball on Tuesday night.
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Norway face Georgia in Oslo on Tuesday, with Haaland and co coming up against demoralised opponents who got thumped 7-1 by Spain yesterday.
A draw would be enough to see Scotland qualify there and then – but failing that either Norway or (less likely) Georgia would have to compile a remarkable run of results while Scotland failed to any of our remaining games.
But a tight-lipped Clarke told Viaplay: “I only got a B in mathematics, in fact it was a B in arithmetic.
“I got into trouble off myfor only getting a B.
“The objective at the start of the group was to qualify. We will qualify when we qualify.”
‘l’ll celebrate when we’re there.
“The supporters can get carried away, that’s what supporters are allowed to do.
“We have toprofessional. We have to look to the competitive game, away.
“But we also have quite a England as well.friendly match on Tuesday night against
“It’s about being professional and making sure we continue to make the supporters happy. “
With Scott McTominay making it a remarkable six in five matches in the campaign to date, and John McGinn bagging his SEVENTEENTH for his country, Clarke eulogised the goal threat from his two attacking midfielders.
But he also hailed the contribution of defenders such as Ryan Porteous, who produced a last ditch tackle to give the Scots another clean sheet.