Netherlands legend and former Barcelona star Ronald De Boer believes players like Liverpool star Andy Robertson and Manchester United ace Scott McTominay will be potential game-changers for Scotland.
Steve Clarke’s side drew 2-2 with Holland on Wednesday in an encouraging display ahead of Scotland’s first major tournament since 1998. Scotland kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Czech Republic on June 14th and De Boer says the Liverpool and Manchester United duo show Scots improvement.
The former Ajax and Barcelona man said (Daily Record): “Sometimes when you are going through a difficult period as Scotland have done over the last few years, you invest more in the youth academies and give younger players a chance. You see now what has come through for Scotland. And I think it’s great for the national squad.
“Scotland is so much further on and closer to Holland than it has been for the last few years. There has been a positive change. It’s been great to watch. You can see how well Andy Robertson, Scott McTominay and all those guys have done. That will have an effect on the quality of the Scottish team.
“Of course, everything has to fall together at the right time and you also need a bit of experience in the squad. For those youngsters in the Scotland squad, I think if they make it to Qatar they can be even more ready than they are now. They would have a better chance to do well.
“And then 2024 will be on the horizon for Scotland. So there is a lot to look forward to. But this tournament is a great experience for these players and they will only get better for it. I am really looking forward to seeing those youngsters perform.”
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