John McGinn ruled Scotland will not be ‘tournament miracle’

John McGinn ruled Scotland will not be 'tournament miracle'

John McGinn wants this series of tournament appearances for Scotland to begin at the Summer European Championships.

The Aston Villa midfielder scored twice in Scotland’s 4–0 World Cup win over the Faroe Islands at Hampden Park on Wednesday night, finishing second in Group F to Steve Clarke, who took five points out of nine, behind Denmark. Done.

It was the last competitive game before the delayed Euro 2020 in which Scotland will face the Czech Republic and Croatia at Hampden Park, with Wembley’s trip to England in between.

This is the first big final Scotland has qualified for France since the 1998 World Cup, but while excited about the prospect, McGinn is looking to make it a habit.

“Enthusiasm is a good thing, but the manager stresses that we don’t want this one-time event,” he said.

“We have the quality to come to Qatar in 2022 and reach 2024.

“The manager stressed that we do not want to be a tournament surprise and we all share the same belief.

“On Wednesday night we showed with chants what we can do, we have so many high quality players on the pitch.

“When the coaches arrived, we wanted to give the country a team that we are proud of, we have not come yet, but we will definitely continue to improve.”

McGinn increased his international goals to 10 from 32 matches with his first half goal and second half header, while Southampton striker Chey Adams scored his first Scotland goal and a header by Ryan Fraser scored a good job. achieved.

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The former St Mirren and Hibernian player called his success “real”, but after another game played behind closed doors due to the coronovirus ban, McGinn is looking forward to seeing fans at the European Championships.

He said, “It’s exciting, it’s exciting for everybody.

“I think expectations have increased, we should be professionals and focus on these three World Cup qualifiers, but it was tough, we all have our eyes on something we’ve been looking at for a long time, Not just for this us. Players but as supporters.

“Whatever we can develop, keep recharging the vaccine and we can have supporters.

“I know a lot of Scottish fans, who travel all over the place and have been through so many disappointments and so many near misses, so it is more for them and for us.

“Everyone wants this, but we have to be realistic and realize that this is a global epidemic that we did not expect to experience.

“Common sense will prevail in the end, but hopefully we will overcome it.”


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