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Thursday, 16 May, 2002, 15:17 GMT 16:17 UK
Vogts has little cause for optimism
Scotland troop off after the dismal defeat in Busan
Scotland troop off after the dismal defeat in Busan
Scotland coach Berti Vogts admitted he saw little to inspire optimism in his side's 4-1 thumping by World Cup co-hosts South Korea.

While stressing that he had been without a number of first-choice players, Vogts acknowledged that the Scots' performance was wholly inadequate.

He did reserve some praise, though, for debutants Maurice Ross and Scott Dobie, who were the most impressive performers in blue.

"It was not good enough for international level," said the German.

"It was not what I wanted. I was very disappointed, especially in the first half.

"I saw a lot of bad things and I saw some small good things.

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It is a very hard job, but it's a good job and I am not losing faith
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Berti Vogts
"Scott Dobie did well and also Maurice Ross, especially in the first half."

With the experienced quartet of Barry Ferguson, Paul Lambert, Dominic Matteo and Craig Burley unavailable to Vogts, Scotland lined up with international newcomers Gary Caldwell and Michael Stewart in midfield.

Vogts said he believed the return of more established internationals would improve performances.

"We had a lot of problems in midfield, especially in the first half. But we have a lot of players not with us, especially the experienced players. We are waiting for them."

On the ropes

With a record of played three, lost three under Vogts, the German knows he has a massive task to develop a team capable of qualifying for major tournaments.

"It is a hard job, a very hard job, but it's a good job. I am not losing faith. I think we will see the real team when we play the Danish team."

That fixture, a Hampden friendly in August, precedes the first Euro 2004 qualifier in the Faroe Islands a month later.

South Korea manager Guus Hiddink was generally pleased with his side's display, although even a 4-1 victory was not enough to completely content the Dutchman.

"I was not happy with the last 10 or 12 minutes in the first half. We got a bit showy, which I don't like," he said.

"When your opponents are on the ropes then you must finish them off and we were not dangerous enough in the box."


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