Bilek Sees Scotland Play In The Old Fashioned Way

Last updated : 08 October 2010 By Ed_ScottishFitba
Michal BilekCzech Republic coach Michal Bilek may live to regret calling Scotland's style of play as "unpleasant". The two sides meet tonight in their EURO2012 qualifier and both sides will remember how the Czechs suffered a 1-0 defeat in a friendly at Hampden back in March. This was Craig Levein first game in charge of the national team and Scott Brown was the hero on the night with the only goal of the game. Bilek expects much the same approach when the two sides meet again in Prague. He said: "When we played Scotland the last time, the style was pretty unpleasant. I'm not trying to say they're like the typical Scottish and English teams of 30 years ago. What I mean is they are pretty aggressive and fight for every inch of the pitch, like they did in March. They don't create many chances but they can be productive. They may play a similar style to Lithuania, probably a 4-5-1, relying on quick breakaways."

Scotland sit on top of Group I after two games, while the Czechs are joint bottom after suffering a surprise defeat to Lithuania in their opener. Apparently aAround 4,000 tickets remain unsold for this game and, as the Tartan Army pore into the city in their numbers, Bilek urged local fans to back the team. He said: "I am wishing for a full house and I know some tickets are still available. The reason for that is obvious, the first match was a failure and people are fed up. I wish to ask them to come and support us."

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky admits their campaign could be over if they lose again to Scotland. He said: "I talked about this after the Lithuania game. It may, in theory, be a quick end but we still have a chance. The teams knows that and I hope it will be apparent that we will be motivated."
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