Scott Brown, the former captain of Scotland’s national team, says that he would love to have played for Steve Clarke and his Scotland in preparation for Euro 2024.
Last month, the Tartan Army completed qualification after an unforgettable campaign which included a victory against Spain at Hampden Park.
Brown believes that the way they played against the world champions of 2010 proves their ability to compete with the top this summer.
LiveScore reported that he said: “Anyone would be happy to play for this team.”
“It’s got great energy. The team has centre-backs that are fast, quality full-backs, and strikers with a lot of goals.
“We were lucky to win at home, but then unlucky in Spain. It would have been interesting to see what they’d have done if we had a 1-0 lead with only 15 minutes left to play.
“We’re not going to just let Spain rule us for 90 mins. Football is a sport of contact.
This is what I like about the team. Our team is energetic, but also has quality.
Steve will make sure they are well-drilled to compete in the Euros.
The power of engines
Former midfielder Brown has heaped praise on John McGinn, Scott McTominay and their performances throughout the qualification process.
McGinn, the Aston Villa player who made his debut for Ireland in 2016, was paired with McGinn by the ex-Celtic captain, before he retired last year. McGinn has impressed him at his progression.
Brown: “I was able to play against McGinn at St Mirren when he played.
He developed into a good player at Hibernian.
He’s strong, uses his bum very well, rolls out of tackles, and has a great engine.
He’s got an excellent left foot, but also a nasty side.
I have a lot to say about John.”
McTominay scored six goals earlier this year in five qualifying matches. Brown is confident that he will finally get the recognition he deserves, both for his club and country.
Scott is the man that Manchester United supporters want to be in the center of the field.
He did well to stick to his decision, because I am sure there were other offers. He’s now flying.
He’s got great running power, and wants to score.
The Show of Ambition
Brown, a Scottish football legend who played for Hibs before moving to Aberdeen and then Celtic after a 14 year stint there where he rose up the list of appearances.
He was a Hoops player during Brendan Rodgers first stint as manager, and is thrilled to see him succeed in Glasgow once again.
Brown stated: “I think it was an excellent decision to bring Brendan home.
It shows real commitment from the board. “He’s been an excellent manager in England, with some big clubs. Then he came back to Celtic.”
Brendan is sure to feed that into his mind and will want even more success in the future.
He’ll do even more amazing things for the club.