Armstrong: Scotland players are all behind Alex McLeish

first_imgThe former Celtic star said that the squad had confidence that they could set things right by beating Albania this weekend.“We certainly have the belief,” he said. “The performance last time out wasn’t great and everyone knows that. “It’s up to us to turn that around and put a good performance in on Saturday.“Criticism is a part of football and it’s always going to be there. It will always be here when things aren’t going the way that we want them to and the fans want them to.  Scotland midfielder Stuart Armstrong has said that the players are all behind Alex McLeish and aim to show that by bouncing back in their Nations League group.Defeat to Israel in the last international break drew plenty of criticism and means Scotland have a lot of work to do if they are to top the group and earn a Euro 2020 play-off place. A raft of call-offs and withdrawals sparked debate about players’ commitment to the team but, asked if Alex McLeish was an effective leader, Armstrong gave the boss his backing.He said: “Yeah. We’re all behind him and I think what would show that the best is performances and results. If we can produce that for him then that’s what we’ll be aiming to do.” “We only have ourselves to blame. It was a poor performance and something we won’t want to repeat.”last_img read more