Scotland was not good enough to progress in its first major tournament in 23 years but will make sure it doesn’t wait as long for the next one, manager Steve Clarke said after his side’s exit from Euro 2020 on Tuesday.
A 3-1 defeat by 2018 World Cup runner-up Croatia at Hampden Park left the Scots last in Group D and yet to reach the knockout stages of a European Championship or World Cup in 11 attempts.
“We’re disappointed the tournament’s ended early for us but we’ve got a lot to be happy about, the way we got there after 23 years,” Clarke told reporters.
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“We’ve got a lot to be happy about the way we approached the tournament, we tried to compete, we tried to play as well as we could and unfortunately not quite good enough to get out of the group stage…but we’ll learn from it.
“We’ll look and see what we can do better in the future and we’ll make sure…