Dons defender Shinnie doubts Scotland chances
Graeme Shinnie fears his Scotland career is over after his horror show in the 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Shinnie, 27, was drafted in at left-back as Liverpool’s Andy Robertson and Celtic star Kieran Tierney were both absent.
The Aberdeen defender was at fault for the hosts’ first two goals and now admits he is unlikely to force his way back into contention, with Robertson set to return to the squad for the trip to San Marino on Sunday.
‘I can’t see myself getting back into the team now,’ he said, as reported by the Daily Record.
‘On a personal note, I am gutted in myself.
‘I know I am so much better and I have waited so long to get a chance.
I was given my opportunity in the absence of two of our top players, Andy and KT.
‘Andy is going to come back in against San Marino, no matter what I did tonight, but it was a chance for me to show what I can do and I let myself down.
‘I didn’t think we were great as a team but I look at myself more than anything.
To get that chance and to let the team down was disappointing.
‘I don’t think I played well.
It was frustrating on a personal note.
‘I maybe got caught a bit cold at left-back in terms of my positioning, especially for their second goal.
It was a tough night.
They played well, they were on the front foot putting pressure on us.’