Scotland star Barry Robson is hoping his luck with his club does not transfer to international level.
The Middlesbrough midfielder has endured a frustrating start to the new season in England.
Robson, who has now linked up with Scotland ahead of Euro 2012 qualifiers with Spain and Czech Republic, is hoping Scotland have more luck than Boro have endured in recent times.
"The main thing is the points," the former Celtic and Dundee United player said.
"I don't want to speak about club football but we have been performing well in some games and coming away with nothing.
"We [Boro] have been very unlucky in a lot of games and it's so frustrating.
"You would rather maybe not be performing well and taking points from games.
"I thought we dominated the game in Lithuania, I didn't think we were under any pressure at all from them.
"Maybe we weren't at our best in the Liechtenstein game but we ground the result out and got the three points which is the most important thing and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the next game."
Robson refused to look ahead to the Spain game next Tuesday at Hampden, maintaining that Scotland have enough on their plate preparing for the clash against the Czechs on Friday.
"The Czech Republic game is the one that we want to concentrate on at the moment, that is massive for us," he said.
"The game against Spain will come around the corner but no one is thinking about that.
"The Czech Republic might not be the force they were five or six years ago but they are still a good outfit, make no mistake about that.
"They are full of good players, some of them playing in the Premier League.
"They have (Arsenal midfielder Tomas) Rosicky, and they have a top goalie in (Chelsea's) Petr Cech.
"And every international team is fit, strong and organised, that's a given these days.
"So we know it's going to be tough, and we have to make sure we are right on the night.
"We need to make sure we go there and play well, put them under any pressure that we can and keep the back door shut and you never know what might happen."