Chelsea star admits Scotland must be ‘rutheless’ after Ukraine draw

Scotland star Erin Cuthbert believes there’s a “never-give-up attitude” in the dressing-room after a last-minute equaliser against Ukraine in last night’s World Cup qualifier at Hampden – but she insists Pedro Martinez Losa’s side need to be “more ruthless” moving forward.

Abi Harrison’s last-minute header kept Scotland’s unbeaten record in the group alive ahead of facing Spain next week but it was the second time in a month Scotland have needed a late, late goal after Rachel Corsie struck a last-minute winner against Hungary.


Chelsea and Scotland star Cuthbert is confident that the players will keep fighting until the final whistle but admits they need to be clinical in front of goal if they are to make it to the World Cup.

“There’s belief within the group and a never-give-up attitude,” Cuthbert said [BBC].

“We’ll go right to the final whistle, but we have to be more ruthless and put teams like this to bed earlier.

“We need to be finishing our chances, being a bit more clinical in and around the box and the final pass needs to be a bit better, but we’ll look at that again and analyse and see what we can do better on Tuesday.”

Roksolana Kravchuk gave the Ukranians the lead on 22 minutes of the Group B clash, but Scotland fought hard to get themselves level and maintain their unbeaten record ahead of facing Spain in Seville.

The World Cup takes place in 2023 with Australia and New Zealand sharing hosting duties as four-times winners and current holders, America look to make it five and further cement their status as the best women’s team on the planet.

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