Scotland underperforming in Euro qualifying - Zaliukas

Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas thinks Scotland have been disappointing so far in Euro 2012 qualifying.

His Lithuania side still have a chance of qualification, and face Scotland on Tuesday knowing they must win.

"I'm really surprised Scotland aren't in second spot yet, but maybe something is missing," Zaliukas said.

"You have a really good squad, all players in the Premier League or the Old Firm: everyone is expecting more from you."

Scotland, Lithuania and Czech Republic are all aiming for second place behind runaway Group I leaders Spain in a bid to secure a play-off spot for next summer's tournament.

The Czechs head into Saturday's clash with nine points, while the Scots sit on four having played a game less.

Lithuania, who are at home to Liechtenstein on Friday, also have four points, having played a game more than the Scots.

And that leads Zaliukas to expect a feisty encounter at Hampden on Tuesday night.

"I think it is going to be a very aggressive game," he told BBC Scotland.

"From the first minute they will attack us and we will have to be defensive.

"Anything can happen. To win all three games will be difficult but we are going to try and do it."

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