The results may have been more miss than hit.
Alex McLeish may turn to Steven Fletcher to help get Scotland out of their Nations League group.
As a celebration of the progress the Scotland women’s football team has made in recent years and as a send-off for next month’s World Cup, this friendly was an unequivocal success.
Alex McLeish has had selection issues thrown at him from left, right and centre.
Scott McKenna doesn’t agree that centre-back has become a problem position for Scotland.
There has been so much negativity surrounding the Scottish national team for so long.
When you need to beat the best team in the world to give yourself a shot at qualification for the Euro finals out of your group you know you are in deep trouble.
Scotland should count their blessings as they leave the Holy Land because this defeat could have been so much worse.
The return of Leigh Griffiths after a brief absence and the return of Steven Fletcher after a much longer one could bolster Alex McLeish’s striking options for next month’s Nations League group deciders.
Let’s hope that Steve Clarke has some tough decisions to make about who is in his Scotland squad for Euro 2020.