Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois insists he and his teammates cannot feel bad about ending Scotland’s World Cup dreams tonight.
The Belgians host the Scots in Brussels in Group A qualifying with the visitors requiring a victory to stay in the hunt for Brazil 2014.
But Courtois, who is on loan with Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, says the Belgian side can’t think about how the Scottish side would feel if they produce the result that essentially knocks Craig Levein’s men of out the equation.
“It’s always sad, but you have to focus on your team,” he said.
“I had a similar situation last season with Atletico. We won against Villareal on the last day of the season to relegate them.
“You feel s*** for a while, but in this sport you have to look after yourself. You can’t be sentimental.
“If the fans are unhappy with the manager, the players will know it.
“But if they want the coach to continue, then I expect them to come out and fight for him. They will be motivated and will give 100 per cent for their manager.
“But what is going on with Scotland won’t affect us. We will just concentrate on our own game.”