Steve Clarke has questioned the logic of anybody calling for giant adjustments within the wake of Scotland’s World Cup play-off disappointment.
The Scots have spent the previous week licking their wounds after being defeated 3-1 by Ukraine final Wednesday.
There was criticism in some quarters aimed toward Clarke for his ways and workforce choice, whereas a number of gamers have been the topic of flak from supporters and pundits.
Clarke insists he has paid little consideration to the noise as he prepares his workforce to kick-off their Nations League marketing campaign at residence to Armenia on Wednesday.
“What criticism?” he stated, when requested in regards to the response to the Ukraine sport, earlier than being knowledgeable that some pundits and supporters had been vital.
“They’re entitled to their opinion. I do not know what it (the criticism) was as a result of I did not learn it, I did not hear it, I did not hearken to it.
“I take care of video games and disappointments and transfer on. We have all been hurting however you must transfer on, so Armenia tomorrow, I am targeted on that.”
Clarke was eager to level out to his detractors that his workforce had been unbeaten in eight video games previous to the Ukraine tie.
“We had a giant disappointment to lose to Denmark final yr and we bounced again with six wins,” he stated. “We have now misplaced one in 9 and all people needs to alter what labored earlier than – I am undecided the place the logic is in that.”
Clarke insists the autopsy into the Ukraine sport is now over and the main target ought to be absolutely on making certain a optimistic Nations League marketing campaign.
After internet hosting Armenia on Wednesday, Scotland face Eire in Dublin on Saturday and Armenia in Yerevan on Tuesday.
“Ukraine had been higher than us on the evening,” stated Clarke. “Evaluation is what we do, that is a part of the method. However you must transfer on to the following sport.
“Slightly than harking again – I do know you guys need to return on a regular basis – me and the gamers need to look ahead.
“It’s a must to take a look at what went incorrect however we have one other sport arising tomorrow so there is no level reminiscent of final week. Let’s deal with tomorrow.”
Clarke intends to utilise his squad over the course of the following week.
“With the way in which the calendar is structured now there will not be so many pleasant video games so there are not any actual possibilities to experiment, though we had some friendlies in March which was uncommon,” he stated.
“I’ve at all times stated I’ve obtained a very good squad, I benefit from the squad. I believe there are individuals within the squad who deserve the prospect to play over the following three video games and hopefully you will see that.
“Going into the primary sport (towards Armenia), we have had seven days relaxation for the reason that final sport so it is not so vital on this one when it comes to resting individuals. However over the course of the following six days we have three video games and a whole lot of journey, a protracted flight to Armenia, so I will want to make use of the squad.”