Aberdeen star Graeme Shinnie fears his Scotland career might be over after a poor performance in the 3-0 loss to Kazakhstan.

Shinnie, who played at left-back in the game, didn’t cover himself in glory with his performance. He was partly to blame for the second Kazakhstan goal, as he didn’t track the runner. As a result, he is now concerned that his international career is over.

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“I don’t think I played well. It was frustrating on a personal note” he told the Scotsman.

“I maybe got caught a bit cold at left-back in terms of my positioning, especially for their second goal,” he continued.

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Shinnie then concluded that “I can’t see myself getting back into the team now”.

 

It does seem unlikely that he will get into the Scotland team at left-back again. Andy Robertson is set to return to the game against San Marino. Kieran Tierney is also an option when he is fit.

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Shinnie has excelled in midfield for the Dons this season. Perhaps a space could be found for him in the squad in that position.

If Shinnie continues to play well for Aberdeen, he will have a chance once again to play for Scotland. It is understandable why he feels the way he does though. It was a bad night for both the player and for Scotland.

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