Scotland were recently taking on United States in a friendly match, which sparked memories of the humiliating 5-1 suffered at the hands of the North Americans just over a year ago. Since then, Scotland brought in former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan to take charge of the team. The recent friendly match between the two teams finished as a credible 0-0 draw and this led to the praise from the US manager Jurgen Klinsmann about the good work done by Strachan. Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup, but they will be involved in a few high-profile matches over the course of the next few months.
There will also be a strong favourites to qualify for the Euro 2016 if this form continues. Klinsmann said that the strong performance from Scotland is a testament to the work done by Strachan since taking over. This was a poor result for the US considering that they have the World Cup in a few months time. Klinsmann, though, has said that this performance is a message from Scotland that they are ready to fight for Euro 2016 qualification. Scotland are under pressure to qualify for the Euro 2016 after seeing nearby countries like the Republic of Ireland make it to the European ChampionshipsA� in recent years.
“The team is committed, they are sharp, they are very compact, very difficult to play through and dangerous. Any moment, they can hurt you. So, therefore it was a different Scottish side. At the time that they came over [to the United States in 2012], the season was over, it was difficult for them to take that on a highest note. But you also can see the handwriting of Gordon Strachan. They are building towards the Euro 2016 qualifiers,” said the former Tottenham striker after the match.