Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn showed once again he is a man to be built around as he impressed fans during a 2-1 Scotland win over Cyprus.
Whilst the games as Euro 2020 qualifiers were pointless in terms of qualification, they were a chance for players to stake their claim for a spot in Steve Clarke’s starting XI with the Euro play-offs coming up next year.
Ryan Christie scored Scotland’s first with a brilliant strike. The Cypriots hit back though in the second half through Georgios Efrem before McGinn had the final say.
He netted the Scotland winner to secure a second victory on the bounce for Clarke. It was also the Villa man’s fourth goal in two Scots games, having netted a hat-trick against San Marino.
It’s hard to picture this Scotland team without McGinn. His energy and drive from midfield really gets this team motoring and he’s also starting to add quality in the final third.
Some fans have expressed their delight with McGinn after another stellar Scotland performance.
Unlike Andy, John can do it for club AND country
— Ewan W 🏴 (@EwanW0304) November 16, 2019
Give him the captaincy, best player we have by a mile
— Fraser🏴 (@Frazstew) November 16, 2019
Excellent finish, wasn't easy with the bounce 👏
— Kevin Mccann (@kitchmccann) November 16, 2019
John McGinn can have ma weans
— Ben Turner (@BennyBoy080) November 16, 2019
— Jack McNeill (@JackMcneill1875) November 16, 2019
Hearts fans absolutely hate the rise of John McGinn😂
— Stephen C (@teeby17) November 16, 2019
John McGinn. Made in Paisley.
— Cairters Corner (@CairtersSMFC) November 16, 2019
What a guy John McGinn is😍
— Joe Gilfillan (@IAmJoe_94) November 16, 2019