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We need to learn lessons from previous Belgium bout

Charlie Mulgrew looks ahead to tonight's Euro 2020 Qualifier against Roberto Martinez's star-studded side

11 June 2019

Charlie Mulgrew believes Scotland will have learned from their last defeat against Belgium ahead of the two sides locking horns again this evening.

Scotland have lost each of their last four outings against Belgium, the latest of which being a 4-0 home friendly defeat at the end of 2018.

A brace from Michy Batshuayi followed on from goals by Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in Glasgow.

And speaking ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 encounter, which takes place in Brussels this evening, Mulgrew believes the group will have learned plenty from that last clash.

“The problem was we tried to pass from the back and they were set up for that, ready to press,” Mulgrew said in the build up to the game.

“They let us have it and then five of them just came at us. That was their game plan and we played right into their hands. We would have been better playing a bit longer. It’s one of those things, they are a top side and we’ll be better prepared this time.

“We can [learn from the friendly game] and it is probably a completely different team and way of playing.

“We’ll be looking at what the manager wants us to do and what the set-up will be, and we’ll take it from there.

“I’m sure it will be a different sort of game.”


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