The likes of Billy Gilmour and Arsenal ace Kieran Tierney have got Scotland fans in an upbeat mood, despite elimination from Euro 2020.
A defeat to Czech Republic kicked off Scotland’s first finals in 23 years, heavily affected by the loss of Arsenal star Tierney. He returned as Gilmour made his senior debut in the 0-0 draw with England, the latter’s absence due to Covid-19 then felt as Scotland lost 3-1 to Croatia.
One point from nine is not enough and everyone apart from Scotland progresses from Group D into the last 16. Scotland have never qualified for that stage in a major tournament before and the wait goes on to do so, the next chance coming at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
But with Arsenal man Tierney coming into his own, Andy Robertson leading by example and Billy Gilmour showing world-class potential, amongst other positives, Scotland fans are hopeful for the future.
Unlucky Tierney you had a great tournament, Scotland missed you in thier first game. #CROSCO
— _ryan_cpt_ (@RyanElie14) June 22, 2021
We might be out but it feels like we are at the beginning of something special for Scotland with the likes of Gilmour, Tierney, McTominay, Patterson etc. 🏴
— Roddy Ross (@RoddyRoss86) June 22, 2021
Majority of Scotland team were excellent. Aye got it wrong v Czech. Beat by a better team tonight.
Well done Adam’s. Dykes. Mcginn. Hanley. McGregor. Robertson Tierney. Loads of others. Well played. O Donnelly was poor. Pretty predictable tbf
— Huell Babineux (@babineux_huell) June 22, 2021
Another thing increasingly clear about Scotland is that Andy Robertson plays very good balls into spaces where better teams would have players but rarely looks to see who's there.
Kieran Tierney, who didn't have his best night against Croatia, often looks and places the cross.
— One Star Means More (@theceltsarehere) June 23, 2021
Processing Scotland getting parked out with positives.
— Andy Robertson's final delivery is unreal. Every single cross. If we had a decent striker goddamn.
— Tierney and Robertson play well together. Suck our two best players are in the same position but the make it work.
— Mark Serrels (@Serrels) June 23, 2021
Scotland have hope for the future with the likes of Patterson (baller) Tierney, Robertson, Gilmour and McGinn. However, they still have John Carver 🤦♂️.
— Craig Forsyth (@CraigForsyth_) June 22, 2021
Actually quite positive about Scotland team. Some great young players in Tierney, McTominay, Gilmour, Turnbull, Patterson. McGinn & McGregor put in good performances. Need to bring through some young keepers and strikers though, plus manager needs to learn from this experience.
— JamesAithie 🏴 (@JamesAithie) June 22, 2021
— Kenny (@Kennydotcom) June 22, 2021
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