Scot Gemmill has revealed his pride at his Scotland Under-21 team who deservedly defeated the Dutch in Doetinchem on Tuesday.
A double from Everton’s Fraser Hornby was enough to clinch the victory and leave the Scots with a real shot at a play-off place.
Hibs’ pair Ryan Porteous and Stevie Mallan started the match with striker Oli Shaw on the bench.
Gemmill said: “I’d say that’s the best we’ve played since I’ve been Under-21 manager.
“You can’t underestimate how hard it is to win in the Netherlands. I don’t think too many Scotland teams have done that.
“It was really impressive. The boys showed they can execute a game-plan and new players showed they can be trusted at this level.
“I’m so proud of the team – to play under that scrutiny and produce the tactical discipline required to win.
“We knew the way the Netherlands would play and that we’d get chances on the counter-attack.
“We needed to defend well but the goal we conceded was a deflected free-kick.
“I want my players to play with an edge and they delivered.
“Fraser’s first goal was a big moment from a big player in a big game. We’re starting to develop players who can do that.”