Scotland 'need' high standards - Clarke

Steve Clarke has backed captain Andy Robertson for his strong post-match comments in the aftermath of Scotland's demoralising defeat in Amsterdam on Friday.

The Liverpool left-back said the squad were "embarrassed" by their collapse to The Netherlands, warning a repeat "can't happen" at the summer's Euros or his side will be "looking at the exit".

But his national team manager is firmly behind the high standards the Premier League and Champions League winner demands, and says he expects similar throughout the Scotland camp.

"That's what we need from everybody in the squad," Clarke said. "We always try to set the bar as high as we can. We want to improve.

"I keep saying there's improvement in the group, I think for long spells in the game the other night you could maybe get a glimpse of that improvement that I speak about, but then towards the end we didn't do what we were good at and that's why the score line went the way it went."

"A lot of what we spoke about in training and what we tried to do in training we transferred to the pitch and it worked. It worked well for a long time in the game."