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Netherlands 4-0 Scotland: Fan views on Clarke’s side


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We asked for you thoughts as a late capitulation handed Scotland a hiding at the hands of The Netherlands.

Here’s a taste of what you had to say:

David: The starting XI were absolutely solid and played the Netherlands off the park up until 70 minutes. A lot to take from the game. Souttar and Ralston, not at this level and it capitulated when they came on. Gilmour showed how valuable he is in the middle of the pitch pulling the strings as him going off really was noticeable.

Rory: Got to keep the faith. We have five or six top-quality players and another couple out injured. Not much beyond this. Makings of a team that can get out of our group, and beyond. We just need to maintain belief and a little bit of luck on the fitness front.

Anon: Sadly too long in the tooth, l remember Argentina. So l don’t believe the hype. Basically, glaring chances missed and ripped apart by an overwhelmingly superior opposition. First game Germany at home, nobody wanted this tie – least of all a brittle Scotland.

Ross: I think the scoreline flattered the Dutch to be honest. Scotland played well for long periods in the game and on another day could have had two or three goals themselves.

Anon: The players need to take responsibility for the dismal collapse after 60 minutes. Those subs seemed to drain the confidence, concentration and belief of the whole XI. It was embarrassing, Clarke should be very concerned . This team could get zero points in Germany.

Kenny: I’m not on the Shankland band wagon, scoring at that level is not the same as international football. I don’t see it with McLean. Souttar looked really exposed when he came on but our first team looks really competitive looking beyond the last 20 minutes.

Anon: Decent enough performance, well short upfront, didn’t really work. Souttar was awful when he came on, and cost us. Hopefully we’ll win the next three before June.

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