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.

Croatia v Scotland - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D

A big blow for the Arsenal man. (Photo by Andy Buchanan – Pool/Getty Images)

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.

 

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