Robert Snodgrass was full of gratitude for Scotland manager Gordon Strachan after scoring in Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Croatia.
The Norwich City capped off a very busy week with a goal in the final World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park and was quick to thank Strachan for allowing him the time away from camp to tend to the birth of his daughter Leonie seven days ago.
Snodgrass, who only linked with up with the Scots two days before the Croatia match, said: "It was just nice to cap things off because it's been a stressful week.
"I didn't train as much as I normally would have before the game as the rest of the lads were doing double sessions.
"I missed a few but they got me up to speed and I'd like to thank them for being patient with me.
"The birth of my daughter was the most important thing but the aim was then to come here and do well. The boss was understanding in letting me come up late, I hope my goal was payback."
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