Scotland international and Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong doesn’t think it gets much better than playing for your country.

The Saints man is currently with Scotland on international duty. He was an unused substitute as Steve Clarke’s side beat Cyprus 2-1.

Didn’t feature against Cyprus. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Armstrong admits that pulling on the Scotland jersey will always be ‘special’ to him.

He told the Daily Record (page 68, 15/11/19): “Playing for your country is probably the best thing in football for me.


“It’s a different feeling from club football. Club football is terrific but playing for Scotland is always a special thing for me.

Southampton midfielder Armstrong loves playing for Scotland. (Photo by Mikhail TereshchenkoTASS via Getty Images)

“I always enjoy coming away with Scotland, seeing old faces. It’s an honour so I’m always happy to be among the group.”

Armstrong remains committed to the Scotland cause

The commitment of some Scottish players has been questioned in recent weeks and months. A range of dropouts in recent times has led to Clarke often having to dig deep to find soloutions.

This month for example saw Scott McTominay, Andy Robertson, Ryan Fraser, Kieran Tierney and Liam Cooper all miss out on action. When available they are all likely starters, which doesn’t help Clarke when they’re not on duty.

Robertson is one of many missing stars. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

Armstrong seems keen to add to his 18 Scotland caps. At club level this season, the Scottish midfielder has featured in nine Premier League matches.

He certainly seems keen to represent his nation too.

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