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Southampton midfielder Armstrong tries to be upbeat after Scotland flop

Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong admits Scotland's World Cup qualifying flop is tough to take.

The Tartan Army fell to a 3-1 loss to Ukraine in their playoff against Ukraine at Hampden Park.

“Of course, Wednesday night against Ukraine was a big disappointment," Armstrong admitted. “We've been thinking about the game, trying to get it out of our minds and learn from it.

“Tomorrow is a new day and we'll look forward to the games coming up because we do know they are very important. It was the Nations League that helped us qualify for the Euros the last time round.

“There's no hiding the fact that we wanted to go to a World Cup this year and now we're not.

“But times have been good recently. We had a lot of big wins and we went to the Euros last summer.

“We've shown we can be a very good team and I'm sure we can show that again in the very near future."

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