Andy Robertson and Steve Clarke are confident that Scotland can match up to the Netherlands in a warm-up game ahead of the UEFA European Championships.
Scotland faces the Netherlands in a friendly match as they prepare for Group D encounters with the Czech Republic, England and Croatia later in June. This will be the country’s first major tournament games for 23 years. Scotland has been training at a pre-Euro training camp in Portugal and also face Luxembourg on Sunday. They travel to the Estadio Algarve and are undefeated in three matches following a win and two draws in their March 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
Clarke analysed his side’s Group D opposition saying, “I think when you look at Group D and the opposition we’re up against, England and Croatia are World Cup finalists and semi-finalists, the Czech Republic we all know are a really good team, we played against them recently so we expect tough games.” He reasoned that the game against the Netherlands would put them in good stead for the tournament.
Billy Gilmour and Scott McTominay were involved in Chelsea and Manchester United’s squads for the Champions League and Europa League finals and are arriving late at the Scotland training camp.
Andy Robertson will captain Scotland at the Euros and is confident about their chances against the Dutch. The Liverpool left-back said, “We’re all at different stages but tomorrow will be important for us and stand us in good stead for what’s to come ahead. You want to test yourselves against the best and the Netherlands are certainly right up there, a fantastic nation with some real good quality players.”
Robertson could earn his 44th cap for Scotland against the Netherlands and has scored 1 goal and racked up 7 assists for Liverpool in 38 appearances in the Premier League 2020/21 campaign.