John McGinn insists there is more to come from Scotland as they sit on the cusp of qualifying for a second successive European Championship.
Steve Clarke’s men have won their first five Group A qualifiers, including a 2-0 victory over Thursday’s opponents Spain at Hampden Park last March.
Scotland are top of the group, six points ahead of Spain having played a game more, and Aston Villa midfielder McGinn is confident about his country’s future.
He said: “There’s plenty more to come. We’re all at a good age. We’re getting more and more experience of these games.
“The great thing for us is there’s a couple of great young players bubbling away in the background that could come and improve us.
“It’s a really exciting time to be a Scotland player. The fans are here regardless of the results, but we’re now giving them some success which we’re enjoying. Hopefully we can carry that on.
“When you come back up the road you hear about the positive impact you’re having on the whole country. Everyone is behind the team again.
“We need to be better (than the win over Spain). We’re away from home, a team is stronger at home. It wasn’t as hot in Glasgow in March.
“We need to be aggressive, it’s in our nature as a country. Hard working, determined, we’ll fight for every ball.
“We need to get the balance right. We need to be physical and aggressive, but we’ve got some great players as well. At the Spain game, we showed good moments of quality.”
McGinn was not in the mood to get into a verbal battle with Spain captain Rodri, who claimed after the defeat in Hampden that the way Scotland played was “rubbish”.
He said: “It doesn’t matter anymore. I’ve probably lost count of the amount of trophies he’s won since that game.
“There’s not much we can say to him. He’ll have said things in the heat of the moment, but it’s gone now.
“He’s a world-class player who we all respect as a squad, and I think the country should follow.”