Scotland defender Scott McKenna is happy that their focus is clear ahead of their next game after their eight-game unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Slovakia.
They could have sealed promotion to the top tier of the Nations League if they had gotten a positive result from the game.
However, this was not the case as they eventually lost 1 nil, a result that left the group in the balance.
A draw would have secured the top spot for Scotland but they may now need a victory against Israel in the next round of games as Czech play hosts to Slovakia.
Scotland created the best chances in the game and Clarke pointed out to his players that they have more to look forward to.
“It wasn’t so much looking back, it was more focused on Wednesday,” McKenna said of his manager’s post-match message.
“We need to go to Israel and try to get three points to finish top of the group.
“Obviously it’s the end of a winning run but it’s now the chance to start another one.
“We know if we go there and get three points then we will win the group.
“Obviously you would far rather that than require results elsewhere.
“But the fact it’s that black and white – three points and we qualify – makes it easier for us.”
“If you are ever going to lose a game you need to do it in the right spirit,” Nottingham Forest defender McKenna said.
“We didn’t just lie down, we went down fighting and kept going until the 90th minute and the keeper pulled off a great save from Griff.”