Kerr striving for more – despite big win
Scotland boss Shelley Kerr thought her team can still be better despite their 5-0 Euro 2021 qualifying win over Albania.
The Dark Blues followed up their 8-0 win home win over Cyprus with a controlled performance in the Elbasan Arena.
Aberdeen’s Rachel Corsie skippered the team as usual and, while there was no Kim Little, Granite City native Rachael Boyle was on the bench.
Kerr said: “I didn’t think we played well, especially the first half.
“I thought we were slow in the build-up, took too many touches, but we’ve struggled away from home.
“I didn’t think we played well, especially in the first-half”
“I’d have taken five goals all day long.”
She added: “A big thing in the last campaign was we did concede goals. We wanted to eradicate that and the players have been really switched on to it.”
In the end it was a happy return to the country where Scotland sealed qualification for the summer’s World Cup.
With just over 10 minutes played, debutant Kirsty Hanson’s cross was flicked on by Jane Ross for Claire Emslie to convert at the back post.
Soon after, Ross capitalised on a goalkeeping error to fire home from close range
After the break, Erin Cuthbert placed a third into the bottom corner.
Again, another goal came quickly, with the other debutant, Hannah Godfrey, taking her opportunity. Their fifth came from Christie Murray.
The result leaves Scotland second in Group E behind Finland – who’ve played three games to the Dark Blues’ two.