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Clarke on sulking, substitutes and setting the bar high

Scotland manger Steve Clarke has been speaking to the media ahead of his side's international friendly with Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening - live on BBC Scotland.

Here are the key points:

  • Admits his players “had to pick him up” after the 4-0 defeat to The Netherlands on Friday, as he tends to “sulk a little bit longer" than the squad.

  • Says a “win would be nice, with a clean sheet and a good performance”, but then he would “probably” prioritise victory over performance tomorrow against Northern Ireland. Although “has no doubt” his squad can deliver both at Hampden.

  • His players just want to “get out on the pitch” and “look to put some right some things that went wrong the other night” in Amsterdam.

  • On picking a side to face Northern Ireland, he says his plans haven’t changed after the collapse to The Netherlands. Clarke suggests he may make one less substitution than he originally planned.

  • After captain Andy Robertson branded their capitulation "embarrassing", the manager says he likes hearing the Liverpool left-back and others set the bar high, adding "we want to improve".

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