Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says he had a conversation with Che Adams over his recent call-up to the Scotland squad.
The striker rejected Scotland advances in 2017, having represented England at U20s level. But after form for Southampton this season and Steve Clarke’s side qualifying for Euro 2020, Adams has now committed to the nation.
He made his debut against Austria last week before his first start against Israel on Sunday was capped off with an assist. Southampton manager Hasenhuttl believes it’s a great opportunity for his striker.
He said (Daily Echo): “I didn’t know that he had more opportunities for international games. But I was definitely speaking about Scotland with him. I think it’s a good opportunity for him. The chance to play for this country is a higher one than maybe waiting for an England call I think. It’s a little bit more difficult.
“But for every player it’s a big opportunity to play international games and hopefully he shows that he makes them stronger. I think for him it is a big opportunity and he is in good shape at the moment. Hopefully he will show that he is a benefit for the team.”
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