Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann says defeat to Scotland with Austria has left him ‘simply angry’ after a painful international break.

The Watford number one faced off against his former manager on Tuesday, Scotland head coach Steve Clarke, who he worked with during the pair’s time together at Kilmarnock. But Clarke was on the right side of the result as Scotland secured an important 1-0 World Cup 2022 qualification Group F victory in Vienna.

Austria v Scotland - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Scotland shone in Vienna as the Watford number one and his teammates were left reeling. (Photo by Christian Hofer/Getty Images)

While the game leaves Scotland second in the section, Austria are fourth, their hopes of reaching the World Cup in Qatar looking slim. Bachmann’s side lost 5-2 to Israel just days prior to the Scotland loss and has launched scathing criticism of both his teammates and Clarke’s side.

But the Watford goalkeeper concedes that Scotland were worthy of their crucial win ahead of a big showdown with Israel next month: “I’m simply angry. What’s going on right now is ridiculous and painful. We had just one shot on goal against Scotland. Everyone can see that our last two games have not been good enough.

 

“It is hard to analyse. Already the game in Israel was out of order. But then to lose at home to Scotland, who can’t play proper football, we must take a look at ourselves.”

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