Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee does not believe Scotland need to claim all six points available from their upcoming double-header to keep their Euro 2016 hopes alive.
The Scots are already feeling the pinch having lost their Group D opener against world champions Germany.
The Republic of Ireland won away against Scotland’s next opponents Georgia as they kicked off their campaign last month.
Now Scotland know they must start putting their rivals under pressure when they host Temuri Ketsbaia’s side at Ibrox on Saturday before travelling to Poland on Tuesday.
But McGhee is confident Scotland will find a successful route to their first major finals in 18 years even if they slip up over the next nine days.
He said: “At the end of the campaign there will be a points tally that is required to qualify. How we come about those points is really irrelevant.
“We can win games away from home, we are convinced we can win games at home. We just need to concentrate on one game and if we win it, move on and do the exact same thing.”
Strachan’s men gave Germany an almighty scare last time out as they briefly levelled through Ikechi Anya’s solo strike before Thomas Muller netted his second to hand the hosts the three points.
It was the first defeat Gordon Strachan’s side had suffered in their last seven games but that run, combined with the verve of the second-half display at the Signal Iduna Park, has sparked real belief among the Tartan Army that their team is finally ready to qualify for their first senior competition since the 1998 World Cup.
However, McGhee warned his players the hard work starts now.
“You have to be able to handle that praise,” he said.
“You’ve got to be able to step up and accept that when you get some credit, you have to be able to live up to it.
“I think we can do that. It’s not false (hope), we have good players. We have developed a good way of playing that suits those players. Therefore I think we should be optimistic that we can get results.”