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Mixed emotions for Poland and Scotland

Poland goalscorer Arkadiusz Milik and Scotland's Ikechi Anya expressed their satisfaction and disappointment after a 2-2 Group D draw in which both teams led.

Anya satisfied with point at Poland

Adam Nawalka pleased with a point given Poland were trailing with 14 minutes left
Gordon Strachan believes Scotland are "performing better with every match"
Ikechi Anya disappointed Scotland could not hold on for maximum plunder
Arkadiusz Milik says the win against Germany did not impact on Poland's display
Next games: Georgia v Poland, Scotland v Republic of Ireland (14 November)

Adam Nawalka, Poland coach
We are satisfied with a point considering we were one goal down. It is good that we managed to recover. The last 30 minutes looked very good and I regret that time ran out so fast and we did not manage to score a winner. The European Qualifiers have just started and we are in a very tough group. We have launched our campaign for France very well. The only thing I can complain about are the mistakes in our defence which led to easy [goals] for Scotland. However, the team spirit is growing now.

Gordon Strachan, Scotland manager
The final score reflects what happened on the pitch. I am happy with our progress this year and I see us performing better with every match. Today I was very satisfied with our defence and especially the centre-backs. All the matches so far confirm that this group is the strongest one in these qualifiers.

Ikechi Anya, Scotland midfielder
They went ahead with a good goal, but we showed a lot of character to bring it back to 1-1 and even to make it 2-1. Towards the end we were a bit tired and they managed to get their second, but we did well to hold on for 2-2 because they were probably the better side late on.

To get a point in Poland, who had just beaten Germany 2-0, the majority of Scotland fans would be happy. Saying that, when you've got 15 minutes left and you're 2-1 up away from home it's a bit disappointing [not to win], but I'm sure we'll reflect and when we meet up in November we'll consider it a good point come the end of the campaign.

We have a great analysis team and we knew all about their threat. Everybody talks about [Robert] Lewandowski, but they've got great players all over the pitch. We knew that when we played them in March and they didn't surprise us today.

We took a lot of heart from the Germany performance [last month], but obviously we didn't get any points. On Saturday we beat Georgia 1-0, so four points from a possible nine, taking into account that we've played Germany and Poland, is a good return we'll try to build on come November.

Arkadiusz Milik, Poland forward
It was tough game for us, but we expected it knowing Scotland are a very good team. Of course, we feel a bit disappointed as we wanted to have nine points after three matches. When you beat Germany and make history you want more and more. We played at home with fantastic support, so we were going for three points. I regret the second goal we conceded as it was a lucky one for Scotland. It put us in a difficult position, but we showed character and managed to respond.

What's more, we created chances in the dying minutes. We pushed Scotland hard until the end. This is proof that we were well-prepared and the gigantic effort against Germany did not kill us physically. I am very happy that I scored against Germany and Scotland, but on the other hand it really does not matter who scores – what counts at the end is the number of points.

We have seven after three matches, which is quite good; however, I am a bit disappointed because after beating Germany our plan was to finish the job today and be the leader of the group.