Steve Clarke Scotland crashed out of Euro 2020 after they lost to Croatia 3-1 at Hampden Park in a Group D clash. This was Scotland’s first major tournament in 23 years. Their last outing in a major international tournament was at the 1998 World Cup in France. Callum Mc Gregor scored a spectacular goal to cancel out Nikola Vlasic’s opener. Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic put the match beyond the reach of Scotland in the second half.
Scotland finished bottom of Group D while Croatia finished runners-up and booked their spot in the knockout stages. Croatia will now take on Spain in Copenhagen. Scotland boss Steve Clarke has maintained that they will be back much sooner.
“It’s disappointment at the moment but we’ll take stock, we’ll see what we can do better – and we’ll make sure it’s not 23 years until we go to the next tournament,” Scotland boss Steve Clarke said. “We had a little spell just before we got the goal and just after, where we looked like we might get something out of the game; we had some moments where we managed to play through them but overall, Croatia was the better team.”
“We tried as hard as we could. We kept going. We’re disappointed the way the tournament’s ended but we’ve got a lot to be happy about, the way we got there after 23 years, the way we approached the tournament.” he added. “We tried to compete. Unfortunately, we were not quite good enough but we’ll learn from it – head coach included.”