Scotland boss Gordon Strachan upbeat on qualification hopes

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

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Scotland boss Gordon Strachan feels his side can qualify for Euro 2016 after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Germany.

Strachan’s side drew level in the second half in Dortmund through Ikechi Anya after Thomas Muller had given the hosts a first half lead, but Muller managed to find a winner for the Germans soon after.

Over 5,000 Scotland fans made the trip to Germany as the Scots bid to reach a major finals for the first time since the World Cup in 1998.

Strachan was quick to praise the travelling support, with the manager desperate to qualify for Euro 2016 to repay the faith shown in his side by the fans.

“How good were our fans?” he said. “They made the occasion fantastic and are one of the reasons we have to get to a major finals.
“At 1-1 I believed we could win the game.

“We had to adjust after 20 minutes and settle down a bit.

“The Germans are always going to have more chances that goes without saying, but at 1-1 I genuinely believed we could win the game. We played with no fear.”

England kick off their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Monday with a trip to Switzerland and the Three Lions are 2.95 to come out on top. Switzerland are 2.45 to secure the win and a draw can backed at 3.00.

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