Miller happy with tactics
Scotland striker Kenny Miller was happy with the tactics used against Lithuania, even though changes are expected.
Last Updated: 06/09/10 10:46am
Scotland striker Kenny Miller was happy with the tactics used against Lithuania, even though changes are expected to be made for the next game.
The 30-year-old forward spearheaded a 4-5-1 formation in Kaunas on Friday night but Scotland could not get the decisive breakthrough and their Euro 2012 opening qualifier ended in a goalless stalemate.
Manager Craig Levein has already revealed he will tinker when his side host Liechtenstein on Tuesday night, but Miller is not sure wholesale changes are necessary.
"You would have to ask the manager how we will line up now but I felt we took the game to Lithuania on Friday night," the Rangers striker said.
"We played with one up front but you saw in the first half how high we pressed the ball and how hard we worked to try to get the ball back as soon as we lost it.
"That's the way you have to play. The energy we've got in the midfield with Fletch (Darren Fletcher) and Broony (Scott Brown) in particular in the middle and wee Naisy (Steven Naismith) out wide, you have got to play like that and I think you will see the same on Tuesday."
On the Lithuania draw, Miller added: "I thought we played well. We controlled the game without creating any real clear-cut chances.
"I had a header in the second half and tried to get a power and guide it towards the corner, but unfortunately it never happened and it went straight to the keeper.
"Wee Naisy in the last 10 minutes, if he gets his touch right and gets his shot away, you would fancy him to score. But on a bobbly pitch the ball got stuck under his feet.
"It wasn't to be, the final pass and the final ball could have been a wee bit better to set up a goalscoring chance.
"But we've come away, got a clean sheet, we definitely worked hard, which is the standard for when you come away from home with Scotland. We'll take that into Tuesday night.
"Bar the foul on big Davie Weir in the first half and a fantastic save from Allan in the first half, we felt comfortable in the game.
"For long spells, we dominated. It's probably as much possession we've had in any away game I can remember.
"That final pass, if it had just been that bit better, it might have given us more opportunities."