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.
Gordon Strachan is staying on as Scotland manager until further notice following the remarkable match against England.
John McGinn has defended the Uefa Nations League, arguing that is gives Scotland a shot at glory again.
Marc McNulty’s pride in becoming a Scotland international is matched only by his determination to make sure the call-ups and caps keep coming.
Gordon Strachan expects the Tartan Army to experience “depression and back up again” in tonight’s do or die World Cup qualifier.
Preventing goals is Scott McKenna’s primary job as a Scotland defender.
Given what preceded it three days earlier, it wasn’t going to take much to represent an improvement for Scotland in this friendly against Portugal.
From Denis Law’s one arm aloft to Kenny Dalglish’s two.
There may have been a Hampden Park lap of honour and some tangible reward for a Scotland victory for the first time in 15 years but it isn’t a case of job done for Alex McLeish.
The pink tops were still on their backs and, in Darren Fletcher’s case, the blood-stained bandage still wrapped round his head.