McArthur wants improvement
Scotland's James McArthur hopes they emerge as a better team after their 5-1 defeat against USA.
Last Updated: 28/05/12 5:59pm
Scotland midfielder James McArthur hopes they emerge as a better team after their 5-1 defeat against USA.
The United States were rampant against Craig Levein's team who are preparing for their World Cup qualifiers against Serbia and Macedonia in September.
Australia will be their next opponents in their end of season games but the Wigan midfielder has urged his fellow internationals to be at their best when the competitive games commence.
"We just need to learn from it," he said. "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."
Former Everton loanee Landon Donovan notched the opener early on as he helped himself to a hat-trick.
Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones were also on target, while Geoff Cameron turned a Kenny Miller header into his own net.
It was a display that McArthur admits was below their usual standard and totally out of character since Levein assumed control of the team.
McArthur added: "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."