Everyone is aware that Scotland are on the verge of qualifying for the Euro 2024 tournament after they made it five victories out of five against Cyprus. McGinn in particular stands out.
He told BBC Scotland that “we’re trying our best to keep a lid on it,” and that “we’re doing our best.” However, the little fellas that live inside of you are getting quite enthusiastic. The anticipation is building. It is okay for us to do so. But we have a long way to go.”
“We’ll let the fans get carried away – I’m sure they’ll drink Cyprus dry tonight,” he added on Viaplay. “We’ll let the fans get carried away.” “After that, we’ll head back home, snack on some summer fruits, and get ready for Tuesday.
After Cyprus’s easy win, Scotland is on the verge of qualifying for the Euros.
How the victory for Scotland came about, from early goals to booking flights
Only our small country’s actions may make things worse from where we are, therefore we need to maintain our composure.
It seems as though McGinn is the only one maintaining his composure.
As the Aston Villa player swept in the third goal against Cyprus after barely half an hour, the rest of the country was probably frantically searching for flights to Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Berlin, and the like on their phones and laptops. Cyprus was the opponent in this match.
What does Scotland require at this time?
Surely Scotland won’t be able to screw things up from this vantage point?
It is now five wins out of five in the group, with 12 goals scored and only one conceded in Group A. This brings the total number of wins in group qualifiers to 11 in a row.
If Georgia and Norway play to a draw in Oslo on Tuesday, then they will have secured their spot in the championships in Germany next summer. However, if either team wins their final game, then they will not advance to the finals.
To have any chance of winning the tournament as a whole, the team that wins that one would need to go on to win their next three games while Scotland would need to lose all of their games for them to be eliminated.
It is safely under Scotland’s control at this point. As a result of the nation falling back in love with their team, expectations are high. Is there a chance the manager will crack a smile? Absolutely not.
“Another win in the process of trying to qualify for another major tournament,” Steve Clarke said in an interview with BBC Scotland after the match.
“That has been the goal from the very beginning. It would be fantastic and fulfill a goal of ours to win five games in the group, but we are not yet at that point.
“Everyone may be thrilled, and the Tartan Army can get excited, but we’re going to keep a level mind. Next month, we have a really challenging game in Spain, and if we have to go there and get something, then that’s exactly what we’ll attempt to do. If we have to go there and get something, then we’ll try to go there and get something.
If you get too far ahead of yourself, it could end up biting you in the rear.
“The difficult part is to break away from the groups.”
Pundits, on the other hand, are jumping on board the hype train for Scotland. Even the band’s legendary hit from 1967 was mentioned by the band’s former manager, Craig Levein.
“I’m a believer,” he declared on Sportsound. The performances have grown really consistent, and I’ve seen this group of guys develop their characters over the course of the season.
It doesn’t seem like we’ve ever had a season in which we started out by winning our first five games. It is remarkable in every way. I believe that we will be able to make it to the finals, but the next obstacle that we need to overcome is to try to advance out of the group stages.
“There is sufficient evidence to suggest that humans are capable. In my opinion, a good number of men will have significantly improved as players by the next summer. Especially in the event that they often compete against other elite players.”
Willie Miller, a former defender for Scotland, acknowledged that the problem now is not so much getting to the European Championships as it is building a name for themselves once they are there. Willie, hold your ground…
Miller stated that even if it is difficult to arrive at their destination, they will eventually do it.
They will respond positively to that, just as they have in all of these games up to this point. Incredible work has been done by Steve Clarke, and their performances have been on such a professional level.
That settles it, I suppose. Scotland will play in the final 16 now. However, there is still work to be completed. Before the last game of the season, which will be played at home against Norway in November, the team will travel to Spain and Georgia.
It’s possible that everything will have been resolved by then. The most important thing, though, is that Scotland is in control. Are you tense? You shouldn’t feel that way.