Must Do Better - Please Speak

By Scotusa1314
Last updated : 04 July 2007

Scotland's Ross Campbell added to his impressive start to his international career when he scored the consolation goal on Sunday against Japan. He knows it means nothing when the team played badly and deservedly lost their opening game of the Under 20s World Cup. Next up for Scotland is the Super Eagles of Nigerian who arrived as group favourites. They may have only won their opening game 1-0 against Costa Rica but they looked as though they are more than capable of causing Scotland problems with their victory far more comfortable that the score-line suggests.

However, despite the fact Scotland will go into the clash against their African opponents as underdogs, Campbell believes his side can take something out of the tie - something he feels is essential if they are to keep alive their hopes of getting into the next round. He said: "
We can still qualify but I think to do that we really need the three points against Nigeria. It's very much a must-win game for us. We know they are a decent but so are we although we didn't show it at the weekend. We had a great backing from the stands against Japan and hopefully it will be the same against Nigeria. To be honest seeing so many Scotland tops should have lifted us more than it did. We can't fault the fans at all for the way that they backed us. There has been a lot of hype about this squad of players but we weren't up for it on Sunday and should have done better. We let the fans down a bit I think and now it's a chance to put that right."

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