James McArthur says Scotland let everyone down in defeat by Italy

James McArthur says Scottish players failed the nation in their defeat to Italy

Scotland midfielder James McArthur has been scathing in his assessment of his side’s performance, after the Saltires lost away at Italy.

While the Scots would only go down 1-0 to the 2006 World Cup winners, their overall display was fairly mediocre at the best of times, leaving McArthur to have his say after the match;

"Everyone's let the manager and the fans down," McArthur told BBC Scotland.

"There's a lot of fans travelled here and we've not performed anywhere near where we should be."

Grazziano Pelle would score the only goal of the game, as the Azzurri slowly begin to turn their attentions towards the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament.

"We came up against a side that has top-quality players and we didn't perform," continued McArthur.

"We need to analyse it and see where we could have done better.

"They're top-quality players, very well organised and they opened us up at times which is to be expected but I think we made it a bit too easy for them."

Scotland were the only one of the five nations from the British Isles who failed to make it to France this year. 

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