Gordon Strachan's future to be discussed at SFA meeting
Scotland missed out on second place in Group F to Slovakia on goal difference after drawing 2-2 with Slovenia in Ljubljana. A late Robert Snodgrass goal briefly raised hopes of looking for the crucial victor but it was too little, too late. So we are looking after them at the moment. Me?
"You have to ask that question but you know fine well that I'm going to say I'm the last person I'm thinking about now", said Strachan.
"Against a physical side, we knew set-plays would be a problem and they scored from two set-plays".
Leigh Griffiths put Scotland ahead in the opening 45 minutes, before a Roman Bezjak brace in the second half was cancelled out by a late Robert Snodgrass strike.
Strachan, whose future as manager remains uncertain, paid tribute to his side, saying: "It's an honour to be their coach".
The Scots lost two goals to poor defending from set pieces after having kept three clean sheets in their previous three games. The Scot previously led Cardiff up to the Premier League, but his reputation later took a knock following allegations of "racist, sexist and homophobic" messages, although in the end he wasn't charged by the FA. "Physically we have a problem against the teams we have faced in the last couple of years".
"That's six games we've gone undefeated with a few good away results in there as well so we're playing well and getting those good results, we just left ourselves with too much to do", the Celtic goalkeeper added. We seem to be able to battle it and get through just with sheer determination and skill and work-rate. If you played another player or another system, it might have been a lot worse. "We can't change genetics".
Sacked after ten excruciating months at Old Trafford, the 54-year-old has since tried and failed at Real Sociedad and most recently Sunderland; axed from his position with the Black Cats after guiding them to relegation in May following a decade in the top flight. Genetically we have to work at things.
"They come here of their own free will - no one gives them big contracts - and they can be proud of what they have achieved".
"We deserved to be beaten tonight because Slovenia were the better side".