Manchester United star and Scotland international Scott McTominay has hit out at the Georgia players for ‘crying like babies’ after Scotland battled to secure a dramatic draw in Tbilisi.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia twice gave Georgia the lead on Thursday night but Scotland hit back through Scott McTominay and sub Lawrence Shankland.
McTominay was involved in an incident when midfielder Giorgi Kochorashvili threw himself to the ground in an embarrassing attempt to convince referee Aleksandar Stavrev he’d been struck in the face.
Kochorashvili was a repeat offender, with some of his team-mates also guilty of attempting to con Stavrev.
“They have got some really good footballers but the way they were acting on the pitch tonight was a disgrace in terms of provoking the referee and obviously us as well,” McTominay told Viaplay Sports.
Asked how difficult it had been to keep calm, he added: “We had to keep our heads, but it’s difficult.
“They should do something about people pretending like they’re injured when they’re not and stuff like that. It’s a difficult one to call, but rolling around crying like babies all afternoon is not football.
“We just wanted to get on with the game and try to win it. Whereas on the other side they were provoking the referee a lot.”
McTominay was pleased Scotland avoided defeat having trailed twice, but admitted Scotland were well short of their best.
“That’s fair to say. We’ve had some really good nights and we’re going to have some nights where we maybe don’t play as well,” McTominay said.
“It’s important when we don’t play so well that we stick together and not lose the game and try to win.
“It’s about keeping your head, picking the right passes and being a little bit more patient.”