Caldwell believes in Scotland
Scotland international Gary Caldwell believes the nation can still pip Czech Republic to a Euro 2012 play-off spot.
Last Updated: 04/10/11 4:26pm
Scotland international defender Gary Caldwell believes the nation can still pip Czech Republic to a Euro 2012 play-off spot.
The Czechs are currently in pole position for second place in Group I as they are on 10 points from six games, two points clear of Scotland.
Scotland have an upcoming double-header against Liechtenstein and reigning European and world champions Spain knowing they might need two wins to claim second spot.
The country claimed a famous 1-0 win over France in September 2007 and, while Caldwell had hoped Scotland would not need to go to Spain requiring a win, he knows they have what it takes to succeed.
"We would rather have qualified before going to Spain and we could maybe have enjoyed it a bit more. But it is what it is," commented Caldwell.
"Hopefully we find ourselves in the position where we are a point clear going into the Spain game and we can go there and try to beat the best team in the world.
"I think it would sum Scotland up that we go and do that to finally qualify. Everybody is looking forward to that challenge.
"You look at France a few years ago when we went there and won and they were a tremendous team.
"We can do it, we have done it in the past. We always seem to raise our game for the big nations and hopefully it can be a great night. But we have a big job to do on Saturday before we can look forward to that game."