Bilek praises Miller
Czech boss Michal Bilek has praised Scotland striker Kenny Miller ahead of their qualifier with Scotland.
Last Updated: 08/10/10 9:53am
Czech Republic manager Michal Bilek has praised Scotland striker Kenny Miller ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier with Scotland.
Rangers ace Miller has been the in-form striker in SPL action this season with an impressive 10 goals from their opening seven games of the new campaign.
Bilek was expecting his Czech side to have to keep Miller under wraps in Friday's meeting, but the Gers hit-man has been left out of the starting XI by Craig Levein.
Instead, Levein has handed a debut to QPR forward Jamie Mackie for the crunch match in Prague alongside Miller's team-mate Steven Naismith in a 4-2-2-2 formation.
"I don't think we'll face a side without a striker," said Bilek. "I remember what they did in our last game at Hampden in March.
"They used one striker, Kenny Miller who is a top-class player. I don't think they will be that defensive. I don't think they will change from their 4-5-1 system.
"Scotland will have a similar style to Lithuania, probably a 4-5-1. We saw it in March. Their style was pretty unpleasant and we expect them to be equally aggressive and dangerous.
"Their goal in March came from a breakaway and that shows their productivity is high in these situations."
When asked to expand on his comment regarding Scotland's "unpleasant" play, he replied: "I'm not suggesting Scotland's style is the same as 30 years ago.
"What I mean is they are aggressive and fight for every inch on the pitch. But I can also see they can combine well and keep the ball on the ground. They maybe don't create a lot of chances but their productivity can be good."