Following a 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic in their opening Group D game at Hampden Park and a goalless draw against England at Wembley, the Scots returned to Glasgow needing any kind of win to take them into the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time in their history.
There was belief among the Tartan Army at the interval at the national stadium when an opener by Nikola Vlasic after 17 minutes for the Croats had been cancelled out by a Callum McGregor strike just before the break.
“We have to get better in every department.
“But we have improved a lot over the two years I have been head coach, that’s my belief.
“Other people might disagree but I think we have improved a lot and what we have to do is we have to keep improving.
“We have to keep getting better and better and make sure we don’t have to wait so long before we qualify for the next tournament.”