Scotland’s win over Israel ‘one of the great nights at Hampden’, says McLeish

first_img 2 McLeish joined former Scotland internationals Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist on Thursday’s Sports Breakfast to react to a strong end to the year’s action after a difficult first season in charge.And he believes Tuesday’s result was one of the best Scotland have enjoyed at Hampden Park.“Goodness, that was some night,” the boss told talkSPORT.“It was one of the great Hampden nights, albeit we didn’t have a full house.“It was a great result and two smashing results, really. We carried on the momentum from the great performance in Albania. Scotland manager Alex McLeish 2 Scotland manager Alex McLeish has described Scotland’s 3-2 victory over Israel as ‘one of the great nights at Hampden Park’.McLeish’s side wrapped up 2018 in fine style with brilliant back-to-back victories over Albania away and at home to Israel.Celtic winger James Forrest was the star man with five goals in those two games, with his hat-trick sealing a win on Tuesday which saw Scotland win their UEFA Nations League group. James Forrest netted a hat-trick in the 3-2 defeat of Israel “I think it’s a long time since we’ve done the double header, so a lot of people were expecting us to fail, so that’s another hurdle climbed.“When you go on a run of games or you win a special game, you can’t wait for the next one and, even though it came three days later, it couldn’t come quick enough for the guys with the way they played in Albania.“We had a bit of a scare at the end but we did it, the players managed the game extremely well at the end and I’m so proud of them.”Listen back to Alex McLeish on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img

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