Hearts skipper Steven Naismith backs Scotland to win Euro 2020 playoffs
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Hearts skipper Steven Naismith backs Scotland to win Euro 2020 playoffs

Hearts striker Steven Naismith believes that every little detail counts in Scotland's favour ahead of their Euro 2020 playoff final against Serbia on Thursday, Sky Sports reported.

Steve Clarke's side makes the trip to Belgrade with the intention to secure their first major tournament as a country since the World Cup back in 1998.

"It's massive, I've been involved in the national team for close to 15 years and I don't think there is a bigger game, it's as simple as that," Naismith said.

"It is a one-off game, it is going to be a really tough game but all the small things I would say are going in our favour - there are no fans away from home, it is a one-off game and the Nations League has been good for us.

"We are on a run of good performances and good results and the players have bought into what the manager expects and I am very optimistic but I would guard that they are a very good team that we are coming up against."

Naismith also firmly believes in the ability of the squad and insists the quality in the squad will see them through the challenges ahead.

"The confidence that I get is that the backbone and spine of the squad are talented, talented players," he said.

"They have consistently improved but also come up with the goods. Whether, way back against Cyprus, we are going a goal down, we are getting back into the game and winning the game, whether we need to defend well to see out a game the boys have come up with the goods every time. That's what gives me confidence."

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