Scott McTominay started for Scotland in their opening game of the European Championships, which saw them lose 2-0 at Hampden Park against the Czech Republic, leaving them bottom of the group.
The Manchester United midfielder is confident ahead of his country’s game against England on Friday night, despite playing at Wembley, insisting the squad are full of confidence ahead of the match.
There has to be belief, there has to be a confidence level that you can go to any team and play well against them, whether that’s England at Wembley or a different nation. You have to have that self belief, that level of arrogance where we are more than suited to play on this stage and we’ve proved that on our journey to get here. We’ve had it tough. It’s not been easy. We need to enjoy the moment and I feel we were unfortunate on Monday, we conceded a goal which could not have come at a worse time but we can take positives from Monday which can help us.
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney missed Monday’s game but is available for the England game, adding to McTominay’s belief ahead of kick-off.
The boys respect him a lot, everyone can see how important he is to us. It’s a big deal, we need him back, he’s a top player, he’s an amazing character as well and we rely on him a lot in terms of what he brings to the squad.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke has reiterated McTomainay’s positivity after the good news on Tierney.
It is good news for Kieran, good news for us and good news for the Scottish supporters. Hopefully we can back all that up with a good result. He has trained fully the last two days. He is available for the whole game.