Somebody Will Be Disappointed Tonight

06 September 2011 03:16
Both teams could be out of EURO2012 by end of the game tonight. Lithuanian winger Deividas Cesnauskis knows that at least one team will be disappointed tonight. The dreams of making it to the EURO2012 for both Scotland and Lithuania were dented on Friday and Saturday with draws against the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein respectively. Lithuania are still five points behind second-placed Czech Republic as are Scotland although we have a game in hand over them. Both sides will want a win tonight to keep their faint hopes alive. Former Hearts player Cesnauskis is aware that anything less than a win ends their hopes of a play-off spot, and believes Scotland are in the same position. Cesnauskis, now playing for Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League, said: "We will be going out to win this match. We must win. If not - goodbye. It is the same for Scotland. If they don't win it is the same - goodbye. It will be a difficult game tonight but we will try to do something. We didn't win in the two games against Liechtenstein but tonight we will try to do something to rehabilitate ourselves in the eyes of the supporters. If we want to go to the finals, we must win." Cesnauskis was in philosophical  mood when much of the focus at the press conference was on the issue of diving. Scotland manager Craig Levein had earlier called for Jan Rezek to be suspended after the Czech Republic winger went down under a challenge from Danny Wilson on Saturday to earn the visitors a last-minute penalty which Michal Kadlec converted to secure a 2-2 draw. Television replays suggested Rezek had dived and Levein's anger was exacerbated when Dutch referee Kevin Blom booked Christophe Berra in injury-time for simulation in the opposite penalty area when he went down after going past Roman Hubnik. Four years ago, Lithuania and then Hearts midfielder Saulius Mikoliunas was handed a two-game suspension for diving to win his side a penalty during a 3-1 win for Scotland in the previous European Championship qualifying campaign. Cesnauskis, though, insists it is all part and parcel of modern-day football. He said: "Everybody talks about diving, diving. I know it is hard for the Scottish team because of the two penalties but some players try to dive in the box to get penalties for their team, that is normal, that is part of the game. It is down to the referee to make the decision."


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