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Steve Clarke warns Scotland against easing off after sealing Euro 2024 spot

Steve Clarke warns Scotland against easing off after sealing Euro 2024 spot

Steve Clarke says that Scotland still have "work to do" despite sealing qualification for Euro 2024.

The Scots have secured their place at next year's tournament in Germany but Clarke is determined to register another victory in the trip to Georgia on Thursday (16.11.23) as qualifying draws to a close.

He said: "Listen, we want to get back to winning ways.

"It's not very often in the reign I've had, apart from the early stages, that we've had consecutive defeats like we've had recently so it'd be nice to think in the remaining two games we can pick up more points.

"What's past is the past, there's nothing we can do to affect that. All we can do is affect the future, the next game. When you go away from home against a team like Georgia it's going to be a difficult environment, it's going to be a difficult game for us because I think they're a very good side.

"The one game they lost heavily was to Spain and that's a little bit of an anomaly in their fixtures recently because all their games have been very competitive and we expect another one.

"I've always said we want to get as high a points tally as possible. We've two more games to try and do that."

Clarke added that recent friendly defeats to England and France show that his team still has a long way to go to match the very best in international football.

He said: "The idea with the two friendly matches against England and France was to test yourself against the best, see how you measure up and obviously with the results in both games we still have a bit of work to do.

"We just stay focused, respect every opponent and try to improve all the time. Next summer will take care of itself.

"At the moment the objective is to get as many points as we can in this qualifying group, so questions about Germany, I'll answer them, or will start to answer them better in March."

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