‘Disgrace’ - Scott McTominay slams actions of Georgia players as Man Utd star equals record
Scotland dropped to second in Group A after a 2-2 draw with Georgia on Thursday.
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Scott McTominay claimed Georgia’s players were a ‘disgrace’ on Thursday night, as Scotland earned a 2-2 draw in Tbilisi.
Steve Clarke’s side twice came from behind to get a point in Group A of Euro 2024 qualification, with McTominay scoring at the start of the second half, while Lawrence Shankland netted in injury-time to make it 2-2.
It’s a result that sees Scotland, who have already secured their place at next summer’s tournament in Germany, drop to second place in the group, with Spain moving into top spot courtesy of a 3-1 win over Cyprus.
But Scotland were left frustrated with what they felt was unsportsmanlike behaviour from the Georgia players in the second half of Thursday’s game, with several players dropping to the turf as the visitors chased an equaliser.
“Obviously they've got some really good footballers, but tonight, the way they were acting on the pitch, I thought was a disgrace in terms of provoking the referee and us as players as well,” McTominay told Viaplay after the match. “It's not the way it should go. We have to keep our heads but it's difficult.
“They should do something about people pretending they're injured when they're not, and stuff like that. It's a difficult one to call but rolling around and crying like babies all afternoon is not football. For us we just wanted to get on with the game and do our best to try and win, whereas on the other side they were provoking the referee a lot.
“There's some disappointed heads in the dressing room but I feel it's something we can build on coming back twice,” the Manchester United midfielder added.
McTominay’s goal against Georgia was his seventh in as many games in the group, equalling the most goals in a qualification campaign from a Scotland player. The Tartan Army’s final game of the group comes on Sunday when Norway visit Hampden Park.