Ryan Jack insists the Scotland players will not dwell on their mistakes when their Uefa Nations League campaign starts against Albania on Monday.
Scotland gifted three of Belgium’s four goals last night, with Jack caught in possession by Youri Tielemans for Michy Batshuayi’s second and the visitors’ fourth goal at Hampden Park.
Albania picked up a 1-0 win against Israel while Scotland were being given the runaround by Roberto Martinez’s men, getting them off to the perfect. Scotland will look to match them on Monday night but a far more disciplined performance will be required.
Jack said: “There is no hiding place when you do make a mistake, but you have to keep looking for the ball. The only way to get over it when you do make a mistake is to show yourself again. The mistakes were avoidable but we are lucky it’s a friendly so we can go again on Monday when the competitive games start. We have strong characters in the dressing-room so we will be good to go again.”
Former Aberdeen midfielder Jack, who joined Rangers last year, was a late replacement for Tom Cairney after the Fulham man dropped out through injury. Despite not making the initial squad, Jack was still pleased to be involved against the Belgians.
He added: “It has been good being in the Scotland setup again. It wasn’t really a surprise not being in initially, every manager picks who they think is best for the fixtures coming up. So that was fine by me and I was glad to get the call when it came. Playing for your country is special.”