Scotland midfielder James McArthur says the national team must try to learn lessons after their 5-1 defeat at the hands of the USA.
A hat-trick from Landon Donovan saw Craig Levein’s men fall to a heavy defeat in the Florida heat.
And the Wigan ace says every member of the squad must aim to ensure there’s no repeat when the 2014 World Cup qualifiers start in September.
He said: “We just need to learn from it. We need to learn from the experience. We didn't play well enough and that's what it was down to.
"The best teams in the world get beat. They learn from it and it makes them stronger so hopefully we can do that."
The 24-year-old, who has just signed a new four-year-deal with the Premier League side, admitted the loss in Jacksonville was Scotland’s worst performance since Craig Levein took charge.
After the game the national team boss felt his players weren’t focused enough for the game but McArthur has assured Scotland fans that the players were devastated by the result.
He said: "We didn't perform to our best. I thought they played well but, as a team, I didn't think we performed well enough on the night.
"I don't really know where it went wrong to be honest. It was just one of our off nights.
"Since the gaffer has come in, we have performed really well. It was an off night for us and it's disappointing. All the lads are gutted."
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