Gordon Strachan says Scotland need to take something from the Germany game to stand a chance of qualifying after a dismal defeat to Georgia.
The Scots face Germany on Monday after failing to make ground on both them and Poland in Group D.
And the Scotland boss says it’s important they get a positive result against the world champions.
“We need to pick up something against Germany to make sure everybody knows we’re still there,” he told Sky Sports.
“We are still there. So we get back, get over the disappointment and turn that into a good performance.”
Valeri Kazaishvili opened the scoring in the first half which proved to be the difference on a night of frustration in Tbilisi for the Scots.
Despite not registering a shot on target in the whole 90 minutes, Strachan felt his side did enough to get something from the game.
“We did more than enough not to get beat but not enough to win the game,” he said.
“We weren’t far away at times but we just didn’t have that final touch.
“The players turned up, tried to be inventive and tried their hardest and that’s all you can ask from the players.
“We have to build up. We don’t have a big side so we have to play through people.
“When they go in the lead it then makes it very hard. I still felt we did more than enough to get something out the game.”