Scott McTominay says Scotland’s European Qualifiers are like cup finals
Scott McTominay considers every European Qualifier is a cup last before the fixtures against Russia and Belgium this week of Scotland.
The team of steve Clarke sit in Group I on six points after Monday’s competitions Belgium and defeats to Kazakhstan, however, the Manchester United midfielder insists Scotland can nevertheless qualify.
He explained:”You just need to take every game as a cup final, and it is vitally important for all of us to continue building on the progress we have shown under the new gaffer and I feel like it has two large games where you are able to look at it in two distinct manners.
“It’s a must-win and it’s definitely a must-not lose too, so that I feel like you have to take responsibility on the pitch first of all.
“We are not going to settle for anything less than people having a ideal move, but obviously that’s up to the manager and the coaching staff with the way they set up us and the different ways which they would like to approach the match.”
McTominay states that players have begun to embrace the changes Clarke has made in the helm, and his impact is one he is looking forward to.
He added:”It is vitally important for us to keep building on the progress we’ve shown under the new gaffer.
“All the players have completely bought in to everything he’s saying, and all of his ways on and off the pitch are all distinct and it is definitely quite positive to have someone of the size managing the national team and it’s thrilling.”
The 22-year-old, that has started all United’s Premier League games this season, says he intends to continue maintaining that outcomes for United so far haven’t been exactly what the group have deserved, in addition to enhancing for the club and country.
“For myself I’ve just been focusing on enjoying as much football as I possibly could, and studying as far as I can from the training team, both in my parent team and in Scotland too,” McTominay said.
“It’s exciting times for me personally but it’s about keeping a level head and needing to keep progressing at the manner that you’re going.”
He continued:”I feel like we have been unlucky with some of the outcomes that we’ve had, and clearly I am now aware I’m an international and they’re the games that I’m solely focused on at this moment in time.
“But at heart level we have been unfortunate with a couple of choices and a few ways that the results of the matches have gonebut as I state it is important for all of us to escape to a flying start with Scotland as well.”
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