Scotland Euro 2020 Preview

Scotland is set to face Czech Republic in the Group D opener on 14th June at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Steve Clarke’s side is currently in 44th rank according to the FIFA Rankings. And they are back to the major tournament after 23 years wait.

They certainly have a tough group consisting of England, the Czech Republic, and Croatia and have a huge task to prove. The Scott also had a pretty decent performance in the Nations League and World Cup Qualifiers.

Scotland recently drew with the Netherlands in a 2-2 encounter. Thanks to substituting Kevin Nisbet and Jack Henry who were amongst the goal scorers for Scotland. Lyon striker Memphis Depay snatched away the Scotland lead in the last moment of the play. In another recent game, they won against Luxembourg courtesy of a solitary goal from Southampton’s Che Adams.

Young talents for Scotland.

Scotland does have some young players who can shine bright in the Euros. Billy Gilmour, McTominay, and Che Adams are one of those players who have the potential of making a statement.

Liverpool’s Left-back and Scotland’s captain Robertson has all the abilities in the world to lead his nation on a bigger stage. He is considered one of the best LB’s in the World due to his attacking prowess and accurate threatening crosses. He outclasses under Klopp’s Liverpool in each and every match.

Gilmour who started for Scots in the last two games was very prolific in the midfield. He has blazed into the contention for a starting spot in Monday’s opener against the Czech Republic. He was also part of the Chelsea squad that downed Manchester City in the Champions League a few days ago.

Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull who play for the under 21 team, have been called up before so this their chance to represent their country at a major tournament.

The Scots were never close enough to qualify for the World Cup but in European Championship they nearly missed when trying to qualifying for tournaments in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Scott McTominay has already been on the list of Steve Clarke and he is relishing the added responsibility his manager has placed upon him. The United midfielder has become a senior figure in the senior side since his International debut in March 2018.

Scotland’s full squad

Goalkeepers: David Marshall, Craig Gordon and Jon McLaughlin

Defenders: Andrew Considine, Stephen O’Donnell, Andrew Robertson(C), Jack Hendry, Kieran Tierney, Declan Gallegher,

Scott McKenna.

Midfielders: John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie, John Fleck, Callum Mcgregor, Ryan Fraser, Liam Palmer, Kenny McLean.

Forwards: Lyndon Dykes, Kevin Nisbet, Che Adams, Oliver McBurnie.

Author: Subham Nandi

Blogger. Sports Writer . An ardent fan of Manchester United . #GGMU

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