Darren Fletcher has said that Scotland is going to learn from defeat against Italy.
For him, it is important to play against the top sides in order to find out your weakness. Although Italy has been dominant throughout the game, Darren Fletcher believes that the match has been quite useful in order to assess their game.
The only goal of the game came through GrazianoPelle, who fired an excellent shot from more than 20 yards to give the Scotland keeper no chance.
Fletcher stated that Scotland learned a lot during the game even if it ended in defeat. He believes that they did not keep the ball well and that they will need to work on their ball possession. However, he thinks that the team showed great determination and also motivation in order to fight against a far better side.
For Fletcher, there is still room for improvement, and he believes that the Scotland team can still improve if they stick together and continue to work on the training ground. He said that the team would need to learn how to defend against the better side instead of just sitting back and inviting the opposing team to come to them.
He believes that the match against Italy has been a great experience for his teammates and that they will make full use of what they have learned during the World Cup qualifying campaign that kicks off in September.
Scotland next game will be against France and Fletcher thinks that this will be another good preparation for the team. He said that all the players are motivated and that they will want to know whether they have progressed from the game against Italy. For him, this will be another good preparation match for the World Cup qualifiers.
He said that personally he is motivated and that he will want to give his best in order to help Scotland qualify for the next World Cup.