Alex McLeish hailed the "amazing" football Scotland played in beating Israel 3-2 to secure Nations League promotion on Tuesday.
James Forrest's sparkling hat-trick erased Beram Kayal's early opener and set the host on its way to top spot in Group 1 of League C.
It was made to survive an anxious final 15 minutes following Eran Zahavi's goal against the run of play, but held on to book a place in the competition's second tier, as well as the safety net of a play-off spot in Euro 2020 qualifying.
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With his side having eased to a 4-0 defeat of Albania on Saturday, McLeish was able to celebrate consecutive victories as Scotland manager for the first time since October 2007, albeit not without enduring a few late nerves.
"I tried not to look at the clock in the last 10 minutes or so when [Israel] got their second goal," the former Rangers boss admitted to Sky Sports .
"But, we played some great football for an hour. I've got to be absolutely proud of the guys for the way they played tonight [and] the way they played against Albania."
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"They set this game up because of that performance. It gave them an injection of confidence. It was amazing football and there was a lot of good build-up play in the game as well."
Celtic winger Forrest carried on the scoring form that resulted in a brace against Albania last time out. The 27-year-old had failed to register a goal in his previous 24 Scotland appearances, but was delighted to make crucial contributions in two key fixtures.
"It's a great night. I think it showed character that we kept going and managed to get the goals. The position I play, that's part of my job. You need to contributing goals and assists. I'm delighted to do that in the last couple of games," Forrest said.
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