Snodgrass reflects on sobering defeat [video]

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 10th September 2019

West Ham's Robert Snodgrass says Scotland "shot themselves in the foot" by making a catalogue of errors against Belgium.

The Scots slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Hampden Park and saw their slim hopes of qualifying for Euro 2020 go up in smoke as a result.

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Snodgrass - who featured for the full 90 minutes - admitted that Roberto Mart?nez's team were "by far the better side" as the visitors roared into a 3-0 lead inside 32 minutes before adding a fourth in the closing stages.

"We had people who wanted the ball and tried to make things happen, but they were by far the better side," he said during a post-match interview (which you may see in full below).

"It was a convincing 4-0 win and that's the level we need to drive towards. Small margins defensively kill you and then small margins in taking your chances at the other end."

Despite falling to defeat, Snodgrass admitted that he was delighted to be back in a Scotland shirt. The Hammers midfielder had spent the last year in the international wilderness having refused to be considered for selection during Alex McLeish's tenure.

"It means a hell of a lot," he said. "But the last time I came on was against the Belgians and we were 3-0 down at the time! It gets harder as you get older but I'm just trying to keep going."

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