Scotland Under 16s rounded off a perfect week of international friendlies with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday afternoon in Edinburgh.
The result means that Brian McLaughlin’s side finish their international tournament in 1st place, following victories over Qatar and England earlier in the week.
It has been a hugely impressive and successful week for the young Scots, who have won all three of their games without conceding a single goal.
“This week has been about the whole team”, said Scotland manager McLaughlin afterwards. “If you look at the way we play, we defend as a team and we go forward as a team.
“We spoke this week about wanting to play our game, our style, no matter what was happening, and 2-0 up with two minutes to go they were still doing that. The boys didn't want to let anyone down and they haven't. They've been absolutely incredible.”
Scotland’s success this week has been built on an determination to be in control, and to play the way they want to play. They have looked to dominate the ball and play out from the back whenever possible. Most of their best moments this week have followed a spell of positive, possession football.
Again against Uruguay Scotland looked to do just that, with Jensen Weir sitting in front of the back four aiming to move the ball from side to side. Scotland had chances early on with Andrew Winter, Karamoko Dembele and Ben Cameron all going close.
But there wasn’t a lot to split the teams going into half time. Uruguay had threatened themselves and it required a couple of vital, last ditch challenges from Jamie Hamilton as well as a save or two from goalkeeper Robbie Hemfrey.