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Russia captain Artem Dzyuba is surprised by how quickly Scotland has lost faith in its national football side.
Dzyuba reckons the support for Steve Clarke and his squad has evaporated.
The 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan put paid to Alex McLeish’s second tenure in charge, while defeats by the Russians and Belgium at Hampden left a malaise.
Clarke has been hit by numerous injuries and withdrawals over his three international periods.
But Dzyuba believes there needs to be greater backing for what Clarke is trying to achieve.
The 31-year-old striker said: “It’s a little weird that you don’t have a little faith in your team. It is similar to the Russian fans who didn’t have much faith in their team before the World Cup.
“Nothing terrible happened. The loss to Kazakhstan was a bit surprising but it is a difficult place to go, partly because of the AstroTurf.
“You have excellent players playing for your side, for clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United.
“Initially, Scotland was