How the Scotland players rated during the 4-0 loss to Belgium

Marks out of ten for every Scotland player involved in the meek loss at Hampden Park.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 11:02 pm

Belgium didn't have to get out of third gear to ease past Steve Clarke's men. Defensively, it was a collectively abject display. Fans watching at the ground or at home were at least able to watch Kevin De Bruyne.

Excellent fingertip save to deny Dries Mertens when Scotland were already 3-0 down. But was left with a largely thankless task behind a porous back four.
Another evening of struggle in Scotland shirt. Hesitated in the build up to the first goal when him and Mertens went for a loose ball. Should have fouled the Belgian high up the pitch. Topped off when he was booked for diving

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It is a lot to ask of the 33-year-old to mark Romelu Lukaku. However, failed at the bread and butter of defending, beaten in the air easily by Toby Alderweireld for the third goal.
Going from playing week in, week out for Marcelo Bielsa with Leeds United to Steve Clarke and Scotland is quite a shock. Across two matches it has shown for the 28-year-old. Hung a lazy leg in a half-hearted attempt at trying to block the fourth goal.
Was unsure of himself and seemed nervous to begin. His attempt at blocking the cross for the second goal was awful. Seemed to be re-energised after the break and was much more positive. Confident and driving the team forward.
Not the first player youd have on your list to play in front of Stephen ODonnell against a side such as Belgium. Didnt influence the game either way. Did try to take on responsibility on being vocal and organising.
Neat and tidy but Scotland needed a lot more than that against the Belgians. A decent player but despite playing for Manchester United doesnt seem to have the capacity to control and direct a game for Scotland. Worked well out of possession.
A Premier League player but didnt show it. Was guilty of losing Thomas Vermaelen far too easily for the second goal. Did not step up to the occasion with the game largely passing him by.
One of Scotlands best talents but fielded wide left. Didnt Steve Clarke learn anything from Neil Lennons McGregor mistakes against Cluj? He moved in field to try and get involved but always seemed on the periphery. First player hooked.
Brightest spark. Fielded behind Matt Phillips and was constantly looking to take the team forward and run at the Belgian defence. Is the type of player who can lift a crowd with work rate and desire to make things happen.
Plenty was made regarding Oli McBurnies role in the defeat to Russia. However, his replacement did not fare much better. Started positively, chasing balls and harrying but his touch is not that of an international striker and lacks awareness.
Was on the pitch for 22 minutes but barely got a sniff of the ball.
Game was at a pedestrian pace when he replaced Phillips.
On late.
Three assists and goal. Different class.