Scott McTominay ready to turn Europa League final loss into Scotland's win

Lost amid criticism of Alex McLeish's unfortunate second tenure as Scotland's manager, it is a delivery of an unmistakably positive legacy. It was McLeish who persuaded Scott McTominay to commit his international allegiance to the Scots rather than his birth country, England.

McTominay's club and nationwide form for the 2020- season highlighted the fact that Scottish fans play football. McLeish has much to thank. In Euro 2020, McTominay Scotland will be at the center of their hopes and dreams.

A possible start as McTominay will face Scotland Luxembourg in the final pre-Euro friendly match on Sunday night. The 24-year-old seems to have quickly overcome the disappointment of Manchester United's defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League final. Completing its domestic season on May 26, .

“You just feel bad when you lose a final, but that sparks a spark and you don't want to experience that feeling again,” McTominay said. I watched the game and realized where we went wrong or didn't do what we were supposed to do as a team. It's a feeling I never want to experience again, and it lit a spark in me to keep going for more.

“I took a break, it's good to be back with the kids and I'm ready to go. I look forward to it [the Euros] and can't wait to hit the road. Every kid's dream is to play in big tournaments like this, World Cups and European Championships, so it's nothing but a privilege. It's something I'll look back on and be grateful for later in my career."

The midfielder reins in Scotland – the fourth seeds in a group that also includes England, Croatia and the Czech Republic – should be grateful for his tournament participation. “I want us to come and play, we're not here to make up the numbers,” McTominay added. “I've said this before and I stand behind this comment. I want us to go and play to our potential.”

McTominay's dedication to national service reflects positively not only on himself, but also on the environment he has created, especially for a nation that has technically embraced it. Steve Clarke. “We have a lot of kids on the team who play at big clubs but are absolutely proud and determined to do good for their country,” Clarke said. “That's where you want to be.

“The more success we have as a group, the better. We have young people in the group and you want them to develop their hunger for the next tournament.”

Clarke discussed the Europa League defeat with McTominay, Scotland's manager determined that. most of his stellar spins focused on his own major show in Gdansk. The Scottish showing in Wednesday's 2-2 draw against the Netherlands - key players including McTominay - returned to the spot where Clarke's repetitive positivity deserved. Scotland left the training base in Spain on Saturday; After the Luxembourg match, which will take place at the Stade Josy Barthel in the capital of the Grand Duchy, they will head to the northeast of England.

“All the kids have been amazing this season. education,” said the principal. “This camp has been a little enlightening on how good they are.

“They were absolutely amazing. You saw some of that in the Dutch performance and hopefully you'll see some more against Luxembourg. It was a pleasure to be the head coach and watch these trainings.”

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Clarke has announced that he will leave his team to kneel before their Euro 2020 matches, including against England at Wembley in 2020, in June. The Scots have recently chosen to be in solidarity with anti-racist messages before matches. The booing, which caused England players to kneel before their meeting with Austria on Wednesday, sharpened the focus on the subject with a possible change of approach from Scotland.

“It's probably a conversation. We will be with the players before we play our first game,” Clarke said. Then we'll decide which way we're going to do it throughout the tournament, whether to stand up to racism or to kneel. We will decide as a team and we will carry that throughout the tournament.”

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