SCOTLAND scorer Ryan Fraser tonight admitted the national team should have beaten Israel in their second Qatar 2022 qualifier in Tel Aviv.

The home team dominated the first-half of the Group F match in the Bloomfield Stadium and went in front thanks to a long-range Dor Peretz strike a minute before half-time.

But Steve Clarke removed centre half Jack Hendry, put on Ryan Christie and switched to a back four and the visitors were the far better side in the second 45 minutes.

Newcastle United winger Fraser levelled just 11 minutes after the restart with his second goal in as many international appearances after being supplied by Che Adams.

However, the former Aberdeen and Bournemouth man, whose team is now two points behind second-placed Austria in the section, admitted he would have traded his effort for a victory.

“We were a lot better in the second half,” he said. “We took a little while to get going in the first half.

“I thought when we got to grips with them in the second-half we dominated the game and should have won in the end.

“We have been beaten here on our last two visits so to come away with a point is okay.

“There are still a lot of points to play for and now we just need to make sure we win the Faroes game.”

Fraser added: “I thought we maybe got our press wrong at times and sometimes it doesn't go the way you plan it to go.

“I think we showed character and at half-time the gaffer said we needed to stand up and do a lot better.

“I thought we did that man for man and we could have gone into our shell at 1-0, but we came out fighting.

“I thought some of our passages of play were brilliant and we had 12 shots. Our final ball could have been better, but we did a lot better after the break. 

“I love coming away with Scotland and you can't get the smile off your face.


“To score another goal is really pleasing but we wanted the win tonight and I would have given away my goal for the win.”