He’s watched two of his Motherwell teammates in Declan Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell go on and make history – now Mark O’Hara wants to join them at Euro 2020 next summer.
Scotland qualified for the major tournament over a week ago with victory over Serbia as Steve Clarke’s side delivered history to the nation. Like many footballers across the country, O’Hara is dreaming of the chance to compete.
Having started the season strongly, the Well midfielder reckons Euro 2020 is a good dream to have: “I’d be lying if said it wasn’t a dream I’d love to achieve.
“That’s surely the case with every Scottish player. There’s lots of time to go before that squad is picked so hopefully If I work as hard as I can I’ll catch the eye for consideration.”
O’Hara joined Motherwell permanently in the summer after a spell on loan from Peterborough United last season.
Despite admirably filling in at centre-back for part of this season, the central midfielder is averaging a higher goal return than any other season in his career.
Speaking after the 1-1- draw with St Johnstone, in which he finished off a great team move, O’Hara says that he’ll play anywhere for manager Stephen Robinson, hoping for continued success in front of goal.
“It was good to be back in midfield [on Saturday],” said O’Hara. “I really enjoyed playing centre-back and I’m happy to play wherever. It’s good to try to be effective all over the pitch.
“The goal was a good well-worked, build-up move and was probably the highlight of the game football-wise. That’s how we want to play, through the lines and move it about, and we didn’t do that enough today which was disappointing.
“But we showed at times that we are capable of doing that. I’ve always set myself targets and I have scored goals every season. I’ve got a target in my head I’d like to hit so hopefully I can achieve that this year.”