Steve Clarke spoke of his pride after Scotland’s first major tournament appearance in 23 years ended in a 3-1 defeat to Croatia.
But the 57-year-old also shared his belief that the disparity in tournament experience between the two sides was a decisive factor in the Scots exiting Euro 2020 at the group stage.
Having picked up just a point from their opening two games, both Scotland and Croatia needed a win at Hampden Park to secure a place in the round of 16.
And it was the visitors who got it, with Nikola Vlasic, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic goals rendering a Callum McGregor equaliser – the first Scottish European Championship goal since Ally McCoist against Switzerland on June 18, 1996 – irrelevant.
Technique. Precision. Composure.
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