Scotland defender Christophe Berra believes the national team’s defeat to Wales should be blamed on players and not manager Craig Levein.
Levein’s position has been questioned after a 2-1 loss in Cardiff which sees Scotland with just two points form three World Cup qualifying matches.
With pressure building on the manager, Berra has defended Levein, saying that the defeat, which came after Scotland had taken a half-time lead at the Millennium Stadium, was down to those on the park and not in the dugout.
"It's got nothing to do with the manager - we are the ones who go out on the pitch,” the Wolves defender said.
"We played well, we just maybe ran out of steam a bit. A penalty and a 25-yard strike lost us the game.
"At top-level football, it's the flip of a coin sometimes. We didn't have the luck.
"It's a game we should have won comfortably. Our chances came and maybe we should have killed them off."
Scotland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals are extremely slim and Tuesday’s match against Belgium in Brussels is one of the more daunting trips in the group. Berra, however, would not rule out a win to restore confidence.
"We're second-bottom,” he said. “It's not a great position to be in.
"But we will look over the game and we will go to Belgium on Monday and prepare for the game on Tuesday.
"They are a top team, with world-class players, but we have done it before. We did in France.
"When we're down, we always seem to bounce back.
"We didn't play badly against Wales. Lady Luck just didn't go our way.
"Footballers are thick-skinned. At club level as well, you get beat in one game, you've got to move on.
"We are disappointed now but you can't dwell on the past."