first_imgScotland defender Stephen O’Donnell has admitted that the team weren’t good enough in their defeat to Israel but says they can make amends.Alex McLeish’s side endured a nightmare in Israel, taking the lead before being reduced to ten men and conceding twice. After winning their opening Nations League game 2-0 against Albania, Scotland had been aiming to take a firm grip of the group but were instead left to reflect on their failings.“It’s very disappointing,” O’Donnell told STV. “We came here to get a positive result and hopefully put half a foot in the knockout round. “We didn’t manage to do that but we’ve got two more games. “It’s the group stage and that’s the positive about it. We’ve won one and lost one and we’ve got two games to make amends.”The Kilmarnock full-back couldn’t put his finger on the reason for the drop in performance between the Albania and Israel games and said simply : “Football’s complicated. “It’s two different teams, two different shapes. One was at Hampden, at home with the crowd behind us and one was in difficult conditions out here. “It’s not for me to question, it’s for me to give 100% and unfortunately tonight that wasn’t good enough.” McLeish had admitted his disappointment after the game and O’Donnell said the manager didn’t need to be hard on the players at full-time with everyone aware of the level of performance.“It’s a difficult place to come and I think he appreciated the effort we put in,” he said. “Fundamentally, we got beat and it wasn’t good enough but you look round the dressing room and you don’t need a manager to come in and give us a rollicking. “We understand that, we’re all grown men and we all know that wasn’t good enough. We’re a team, all 20 of us plus the staff.“We’ve all done our best and we go home disappointed but we have two more games and we hope at the home games the nation will be behind us.”last_img read more