There are Scottish players making strides at Aston Villa, Chelsea, Manchester United and more – something which excites West Ham United manager David Moyes.
The Hammers boss is going well himself, West Ham United making a push for European football under his guidance. Form from the likes of Billy Gilmour at Chelsea and Scott McTominay at former club Manchester United is pleasing him too.
Scotland has witnessed a new raft of players making it big in the English Premier League. Andy Robertson won the league at Liverpool last year while several others like McGinn at Aston Villa and Kieran Tierney at Arsenal are making huge impacts, Gilmour emerging into the game at Chelsea.
For the West Ham United boss, he says it can only be a positive ahead of Euro 2020 this summer: “I think Scotland have shown signs, Scott McTominay, John McGinn, Billy Gilmour, that Scottish players are beginning to have a big impact in England again which is really pleasing.
“We want more of them. I think it’s something we have to keep developing, trying to improve. The competition to get your players into the English Premier League now is very difficult. The players come from all around Europe, South America and Africa.
“So you are going to have to have really good players to be in the best league. I think we have shown signs of getting better and hopefully the Euros will help us. We are not going to put big expectations on Scotland.
“This is a big step up for us but I am thrilled. It’s a big achievement and we want to be there regularly. We need the players to start getting used to it.”
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