Friday 15 December 2017

Miller disappointed as revival against Spain falls short

Kenny Miller insists he had no option but to take it on the chin when he was axed by Scotland boss Craig Levein on Friday.

But the striker admits the nature of last night's defeat to world champions Spain was a bigger blow to take after fighting back from two goals down only to lose 3-2 at Hampden.

"It was disappointing not to play on Friday night," admitted Miller. "That's just my nature, I want to play in every game.

"I was delighted tonight to be back in and I'm just disappointed with the result."

David Villa converted from the penalty spot just before half-time after Steven Whittaker -- who was later sent-off -- was deemed to have handled in the box.

Andres Iniesta doubled the advantage in the second half before Scotland staged an incredible comeback as Steven Naismith pulled a goal back and Gerard Pique netted an own-goal. But Fernando Llorente came off the bench to seal the win with 11 minutes to go.

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