David Marshall has reflected on his heroics for Scotland as he prepares for a return to Derby County action.

The experienced goalkeeper became a national hero last week, saving a penalty as Scotland booked a place at Euro 2020 next summer. It was a 5-4 penalty shootout victory after a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

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The keeper became a national hero. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/SNS Group via Getty Images)

With the shootout locked at 4-4, the Derby County stopper made a big save to deny Aleksander Mitrovic and send Scotland to a first major tournament since 1998. It left the players and nation very emotional as history was made.

Whilst he’s in no doubt that it’s the highlight of his career, he’s thanked Derby County for giving him a domestic platform. Marshall has become Rams number one this term after leaving Wigan in the summer.

 

“It’s been a great week, a historic week in terms of qualification,” said Marshall (Derby County). “You see the stuff on social media, I think Scotland was going mad for a couple of days!

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The Derby man has shone. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It’s been a long, long time. It gives us something to look forward with everything that has happened this year. It’s the highlight of every lads career in that squad.

“To win it the way we did was special. It’s a fairytale. It was a strange summer for me with what happened to Wigan and obviously you get options that you don’t think are going to be there.

“It gives me that platform to keep my Scotland place.”

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