Aston Villa and Scotland star John McGinn has sent his thanks after beating the likes of Arsenal man Kieran Tierney to the Scottish Football Writers Association’s William Hill International Player of the Year award.
David Marshall, Ryan Christie and Arsenal star Tierney were nominated for the award but it’s Aston Villa midfielder McGinn who wins. He has been an inspiration for the Scotland national team in the last 12 months and will be a key player at Euro 2020 this summer.
It’s Scotland’s first major tournament since 1998 and the likes of those from Arsenal and Aston Villa will be vital components to success. McGinn said of his award: “I would just like to thank the Scottish football writers for voting for me to get this award
“This award could have went to a number of players this year as it has been a really successful one. We have finally broken the hoodoo of the major tournament. I am truly honoured to receive this award, just like I am every time I play for Scotland. Hopefully we can enjoy a successful summer.”
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