However, Gordon Strachan has succeeded in bringing enthusiasm and confidence to the team and as a unit they appear to be far more positive than they were previously.
His aim will be to carry on that momentum from recent displays and the victory over Macedonia while keeping one eye on the European Championship qualifiers that will be looming soon.
Strachan's main concern just now will be in trying to make sure that Scotland do not end up bottom of the group. He will want to finish as high as possible and at the same time he will be looking to make Hampden a place where teams do not relish coming to play.
If you are going to do anything then you need to be in a position where you are winning your home games. You have got to try and build it up so that Hampden becomes known once again as a place where it is very hard to go and get a result.
However, I suspect that Croatia will be a very difficult proposition.
I don't think there were too many surprises in the squad that was named for the game but it is not just a case of trying to keep up that positivity. You would like to think that the appraoch towards the game will be sensible but positive as Scotland try to get something out of it.
There is a sense that the national team is moving in the right direction and it would be nice to see that progression maintained.
Becoming a force again at home would go a long way to restoring some credibility to the national side.