Netherlands' captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst acknowledged that ending Scotland's dreams of reaching South Africa 2010 were bitter-sweet.
George Burley refused to walk away from the Scotland job tonight after the nation's hopes of reaching the FIFA World Cup finals were shattered.
Scotland gave it their all at Hampden Park, but a solitary goal from the Netherlands' Eljero Elia ended their hopes of reaching South Africa 2010.
The Netherlands could be without regular goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg for their South Africa 2010 qualifier where a win is crucial for Scotland.
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk warned Scotland not to expect his South Africa-bound side to cruise through their last qualifier.
Wesley Sneijder has been declared fit for Wednesday's final South Africa 2010 qualifier with Scotland at Hampden Park.