Kim Little downplayed her hat-trick heroics in Slovenia and says getting the three points for Scotland was all that mattered in the end.

The game marked the start of Scotland’s European Qualification campaign and Little’s three goals, including a stunning chip to open the scoring, proved the difference against a gutsy and organized Slovenia team.

Little admitted there were areas that the team can improve upon but believes the 3-0 win provides a fantastic platform for Scotland’s EURO campaign.

The Seattle Reign midfielder said: “Its nice to score three goals but more importantly we’ve not played together for a while so for us it was all about getting the three points. There are lots of things we could have done better but we all know that. We came here and we did what we had to do.

“You always want to get off to a good start. There are lots of things we’ve got to do better when we face teams that are a bit higher ranked. But it’s a good platform to build from and I’m sure there’ll be more wins to come.”

Little’s treble haul in Slovenia means she has now scored 44 goals in 109 games for the National Team – the most of any player in the current squad.

Kim’s opening goal of the night came via an assist from Seattle team-mate Rachel Corsie. Her subsequent dink over the keeper was certainly a goal to savor:

“It was quite tight around the area and I thought we played some nice combination play beforehand. Rach scooped it over to me and the keeper came out so that kinda made the decision for me to go over her.”