sport news GORDON STRACHAN: Scotland need to back up England result with a big display and ...

sport news GORDON STRACHAN: Scotland need to back up England result with a big display and ...
sport news GORDON STRACHAN: Scotland need to back up England result with a big display and ...
GORDON STRACHAN: Steve Clarke will be proud of how Scotland played against England but they now need to back that up with a big performance... score a goal and they have a real chance of making the next stage Scotland return to Hampden Park to play Croatia in their final group game  They gave themselves a chance of qualifying after their draw with England  Steve Clarke needs to back up the big performance on Friday with another one  Billy Gilmour is a loss but it was the entire midfield that impressed at Wembley  Scotland have great team spirit but the big challenge will be to score a goal Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

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One of the challenges for any manager is how to back up a big performance with another one. That is what Steve Clarke faces on Tuesday.

He will rightly be really proud of how his Scotland team played against England but he will also know exactly what he needs from his players for what will be a very different challenge against Croatia at Hampden Park.

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Steve will have ignored the noise and looked in detail at Friday's performance. He will know all the things that he liked and the things he didn't (very little I would imagine).

Steve Clarke's side need to back up their England display with a good showing against Croatia

Steve Clarke's side need to back up their England display with a good showing against Croatia

Scotland have a real chance of qualification but they need to be clinical and find the net

Scotland have a real chance of qualification but they need to be clinical and find the net

The strange thing is that the public often see games very differently from how you see them as a manager.

For example when my Scotland team drew 2-2 with England in 2017 they were greeted as heroes but I knew there had some gaps in that performance.

Anyway, Friday's result was more than deserved and now we have a real chance of making the next stage.

It was a shock to learn that Billy Gilmour is out of this game, especially given the reaction to the way he played against England.

I feel for him but having analysed the England match in detail I don't think it has to spell disaster for Scotland.

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Gilmour did well at Wembley but I think it was the midfield three that actually gave Scotland the platform to

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