Charlie Mugrew disagrees with Scotland captain Andy Robertson’s evaluation of the performance against Russia, insisting the tea were not”a bag of nerves” after having an early lead.
John McGinn opener put Scotland in the driving seat against Russia before also a second-half Stephen O’Donnell own goal along with a 40th-minute Artem Dzyuba assault condemned Steve Clarke’s aspect with their second defeat.
Robertson was scathing following the game, including goalkeeper David Marshall, telling Sky Sports Scotland didn’t show up and played a lack of belief, adding later having a lead, they were a bag of nerves.
But Mulgrew feels Robertson’s analysis was incorrect, adding the time of Russia’s equaliser gave the match a different complexion.
“We were not a bag of nerves,” Mulgrew told Sky Sports News.
“We began well – which proves we weren’t – but only for whatever reason we kind of sat back and that they were able to score just before half-time.
“If we would have got in half-time and discussed that sitting back wasn’t the ideal game-plan then it might have been another night. Nevertheless, it’s all ifs and buts, now we have simply got to learn from it and make sure that it doesn’t occur again.”
Scotland sponsor Belgium, live on Sky Sports Football on Monday also Mulgrew believes they’re due a good result against one of the world’s top teams.
“We’ve had some very positive results and very excellent results [throughout my eight-year global profession ],” he said.
“So as far as beating a big nation it is very difficult these days. They’re trained very well and They’re top, top players and they are prepared to go into each match.
“I don’t know [if we’ll can overcome a top group ]. Hopefully this will come shortly and Monday night would be better time.”

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