Scotland star Jack Hendry admits it is exciting times as he tries to help his country secure a place at next year’s World Cup before returning to his club to take on Manchester City in the Champions League.
Hendry moved to Brugge over the summer and has continued his impressive form in Belgium after catching the eye with KV Oostende and winning a big move and proving his doubters wrong after a dismal spell with Celtic.
The defender was the only one of the three centre-backs in the Israel game to naturally play the position and enjoyed having the responsibility of leading Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney and Manchester United star Scott McTominay through games.
While Grant Hanley is likely to return to the side tonight to face the Faroes, Hendry is looking forward to facing the minnows before turning his attention to the Premier League giants.
“It’s been an interesting few weeks, for sure,” Hendry said [Scottish FA]. “I’m on a trajectory at the minute and I want to keep it that way. But I’ve a lot of work to do and improvements to make. Against Israel, I was the only natural centre-half in that back three — KT is a left-back and Scott McTominay is a central midfielder. So there was a bigger responsibility than if I was playing beside two natural centre-halves. I had to lead the line in there, but I thought they both did extremely well and slotted into their roles brilliantly.
“The goals we lost were disappointing, but these are exciting times for me — when I go back to Brugge we’ve got Manchester City in the Champions League. I’ve learned so much in these past few games, and hopefully that can continue and help the national team as well.”
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