Scotland to rely on 'previous experience' in Euro 2024

The Scots will be appearing in their fourth European championship

By Web Desk
November 20, 2023
Ryan Jack applauds the fans after the final whistle. — AFP

Scotland earned qualification to the Euro 2024 which is scheduled to take place in Germany after a 3-3 draw against Norway at the Hampden Park, Glasgow on Sunday (November 19).

The Norwegians and the Scots shared one point between them which turned out to be enough for the home side as they secured their place in the European championship next year.

Scotland will be featuring in their fourth Euro and they have never managed to get more than one point in a single edition.

Ryan Jack, Scotland's midfielder who plays for national club Rangers, stated that this is a great achievement which would give the players extra motivation.

"We all go back to our clubs. There is obviously a lot of football to be played, everyone will have a lot of big games to play from now to then," Jack, who missed Euro 2020 due to an injury, said.

“It is always at the back of your mind. You are never going to just forget what you have achieved.

“It is going to give everyone motivation to play well, to play consistently for their club and do everything we can to be part of it."

Scotland have 17 points from eight matches and currently sit on the second position in Group A behind Spain and made their way to the European championship with some matches still to play.

“It has been a great campaign. We qualified with a couple of games to spare and that has not been done for a long time," Jack added.

“We wanted to go out with wins but at the start of the campaign the most important thing was qualifying and we did that.”

Jack then added that playing in the Euro 2020 gave the team experience and they would count on that as in tournaments as big as these, you need that.

“We will be going to the tournament a lot more experienced and very optimistic

"That (Euro 2020) will help. It probably didn’t go as well as we hoped so there will be a lot of reflection on that and what we think went wrong in that tournament and hopefully we can rectify that for this one.

“Hopefully the experience we have all had, the backroom staff, the players, will stand us in good stead for the next tournament.”