Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic has rejected claims his side don’t respect Scotland insisting his team’s trip to Hampden will be ‘one of the most difficult away games’.
The Chelsea defender was quoted as saying Craig Levein’s men weren’t comfortable playing the ball on the ground and preferred to employ a more direct style.
He said: “I think this is the media wars starting. We saw a couple of interviews and there were some mistakes in the translating situation.
“We are full of respect for your national team, we know how you play and the atmosphere is going to be very difficult.
“It is going to be a tough game and it is one of the hardest away games for us.
“We are full of concentration, we are expecting a very difficult game and we must give more than our maximum to get a positive result.”
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