December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Robert Snodgrass revealed he put the birth of his new child to one side to shift his total focus on Tuesday’s clash with Croatia as his goal helped Scotland to a 2-0 win.
Snodgrass headed home Charlie Mulgrew’s 27th-minute cross and hit the post four minutes later despite joining the squad four days late on Sunday after being allowed to attend the birth of daughter Leonie.
Steven Naismith added a second after the break as Scotland finished their World Cup qualifying group in fourth place, above Wales and Macedonia.
Snodgrass said: “It’s been stressful, there are so many emotions.
“I am delighted with the birth of my daughter but as soon as I left Norwich and came up here I had one aim and that was to help the boys to try and get a result against Croatia.
“Away from the football I am a family man but you deal with your private life. When you approach training or game day, you need to be mentally and physically ready for the challenge.
“Adrenalin shouldn’t get anybody through a game, you should be mentally prepared and doing everything you possibly can physically to prepare.
“Obviously I couldn’t physically prepare as much because I was at the birth of my daughter.
“Combine the two of them and it’s been a great week but the most important thing for me tonight was to help Scotland get a good result.”
Chris Hughton admitted Norwich’s soft centre again contributed to their downfall as Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a 5-1 Premier League win on Wednesday night at Anfield.