Steve Clarke has little to work with to cure Scotland’s defensive hangover | Ewan Murray

There are few options to fix a physically and mentally fragile team before Wednesday’s Switzerland date

If only the dazed and confused look on the faces of Scotland supporters as they traipsed around a dreary Munich early on Saturday related solely to the impact of local beer.

The pounding suffered by Steve Clarke’s team in the Munich Football Arena only intensified that very feeling inside the heads of the Tartan Army. Scotland can and should lose to Germany at any time, just not in the humiliating circumstances of Friday’s 5-1 rout. Scotland had not been shown up in a tournament group stage in such fashion since the 7-0 loss to Uruguay at the 1954 World Cup.

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