No pressure on Scotland to win: Miller

10 September 2012 01:49

Scotland striker Kenny Miller insists his side will still be able to qualify for the 2014 World Cup even if they fail to beat Macedonia on Tuesday.

Miller is aware Scotland could do with three points from their Hampden Park showdown with Macedonia following Saturday's 0-0 draw against Serbia in Glasgow.

Craig Levein's side also have to face Croatia, Belgium and Wales on a daunting road to the World Cup in Brazil.

But Miller does not accept that anything less than victory against Macedonia would deal a fatal blow to their qualifying hopes.

"I wouldn't say that," Vancouver Whitecaps star Miller said. "If you get a point and win your next eight, you're top of the group. It's as simple as that.

"We will be going out to win the game, definitely. It's a home game and I think when you start with two home games, you would be very disappointed if you didn't at least win one of them.

"We drew on Saturday so that leaves Tuesday night and we will be going out to try to get the three points."

Although he believes this game comes too early to have a major impact on the campaign as a whole, former Rangers forward Miller concedes the Serbia stalemate shows Scotland have to improve in attacking areas.

Asked what needs to change from Saturday, he added: "We need to win, we need to get a goal. Goals win games. We need to turn that blank into at least a one or a two to win the game.

"We played pretty well, we created half chances and a couple of good chances that, on another night, we would have taken.

"We are still positive with the point. After Tuesday night, if we have four points out of six if we can win, you could find us sitting in a decent position in the group."

Source: AFP

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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