A deflected Shaun Maloney shot gave Scotland a crucial 1-1 draw in the Republic of Ireland and he stole the headlines this morning ...
Gordon Strachan, Scotland manager
We wanted a performance and we got the heart in the first half but we never had the technical ability. That could have been down to many things, like the pressure of the system that Ireland used, or it could be that we were lacking match fitness, and because of that maybe we didn't go for it as much in the first half.
We just changed it a wee bit and a player [Shaun Maloney] made the difference – a fantastic player made the difference. I can only ask players to perform and not in one game this campaign could I say that they have not given us some sort of performance.
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