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On Friday, June 14, Germany demolished Scotland 5-1 in the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2024 in Group A at the Allianz Arena in Munich. During this one-sided contest, the Scottish manager, Steve Clarke, was spotted raging at his assistant Austin MacPhee, and when a reporter asked him the reason for it, he remarked, “Is that a serious question?”

In the 10th minute of the UEFA Euro 2024 opener, Florian Wirtz gave the hosts Germany the lead, while Jamal Musiala made it 2-0 just nine minutes later with an emphatic strike on the roof of the net. The defender Ryan Porteous got sent off for Scotland in the first half injury time due to a rash challenge on Ilkay Gundogan inside the box, and Kai Havertz converted the resulting penalty to give his team a three-goal lead.

Niclas Fullkrug and Emre Can, who were brought in as substitutes in the second half, scored emphatic goals for Germany to make it five on the night for them. Antonio Rudiger was unlucky to concede an own goal in the heart of the defence, but Germany will take the 5-1 result against Scotland with both hands.

Notably, the German Toni Kroos attempted 102 passes during the UEFA Euro 2024 opener against Scotland, completing an astonishing 101 of those.

In the press conference, when a reporter posed a question to Steve Clarke about his heated exchange with the assistant Austin MacPhee on the touchline, he responded, “Is that a serious question? Yeah, we’re fine. I don’t even remember it. We are fine. It’s emotional on the touchline.”

We’re a better team than that: Steve Clarke on Scotland’s 1-5 loss vs Germany

Following their 1-5 loss against Germany in the UEFA Euro 2024, Steve Clarke, the manager of Scotland, stated that it was quite a difficult night for his team at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The 60-year-old also spoke about how Scotland are a better team than that before aiming to get four points from their next two Group A matches against Switzerland and Hungary.

Steve Clarke remarked, “It was obviously a difficult night. We didn’t play to our standards while I thought the German team were excellent. The mood afterwards was one of disappointment. We’re better than that, we’re a better team than that. Hopefully, we can show that in the next two games. This was always going to be a tough night for us to get something. We now need four points from our next two games and that’s what we’ll focus on.”