Scotland ended 22 years of pain in dramatic fashion as they qualified for Euro 2020, their first major tournament appearance since the 1998 World Cup in France. Following a nerve-jangling penalty shootout win in Serbia, Steve Clarke’s young side are now tasked with a tough group at Euro 2020–which features England and Croatia. The Tartan Army are sure to be out in force at Hampden Park next summer (COVID 19 permitting) and with the nation at fever pitch with excitement already, attention now turns to how far Scotland can go at Euro 2020 next summer.
The footballing accolades just keep on coming for Andrew Robertson, who has been an integral part of Liverpool’s recent success – winning both the Premier League and the Champions League.
At left back, there are few more accomplished than him in world football and captaining his side at Euro 2020 next summer will be yet another incredible accomplishment for the former Livingston defender.
Few players looked more emotional than Kieran Tierney when the final penalty was saved in Belgrade. The former Celtic star has been playing elite level football since his teens and although his move to Arsenal has been hit by injury at times, he has begun to force his way into Mikel Arteta’s plans.
Tierney is naturally left-footed player, with a great engine and he is someone Steve Clarke is sure to be relying on at Euro 2020.
Coming through the ranks at Old Trafford is as difficult now as it ever has been, but Scott McTominay has not looked back since making his United debut back in 2017.
The versatile midfielder has 18 caps for his country at the tender age of 23 and he looks to be a big part of both his club’s and his country’s future.
Creativity and industry is at the heart of the Scottish approach under Steve Clarke and few players epitomise this more than John McGinn.
The former Hibernian man has been highly influential for Aston Villa in recent weeks as they have surged up the Premier League and his importance has transferred to international football too.
Former Dundee United and Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong was on the subs bench as Scotland qualified in Serbia but his performances for club and country over the past few season have been consistent.
Southampton have benefitted hugely from Armstrong’s resilience in midfield and his passing ability and he gives Steve Clarke a real option next summer.