Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has spoken up about ongoing sledging between himself and his English teammates ahead of Scotland’s Euro 2020 meeting with the Three Lions.
McTominay is in line to represent Scotland for the match on June 18, with the two rival nations drawn into the same group for the competition. His United teammates Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Dean Henderson have all been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, with several likely to feature themselves.
While McTominay hopes his country grab the win at Wembley, he has explained that banter and jokes from his United teammates have already begun ahead of the game.
“I want us to come and play, we are not here to make up the numbers – I have said that before,” McTominay told Herald Scotland.
“I want us to go and play to our potential – hopefully we can do that. There has been a lot of banter, a lot of little digs and stuff. But that’s the best part of it, whenever we play against the boys from the club it’s top.
“I have played with them for years now, Luke Shaw, Marcus [Rashford], Harry Maguire and I was brought up with Dean Henderson through school. It will be intense, for sure, but I am looking forward to it. I’m sure they will want to get one over on me!”
The last three meetings between the Three Lions and Scotland have seen two wins for England, while the sides played out an intriguing 2-2 draw the last time they met in June 2017, in a World Cup qualifying clash.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring for England in the 70th minute before Scotland took the lead courtesy of a brace from Leigh Griffiths in the 87th and 89th minute. Harry Kane came to England’s rescue to secure a draw with a 93rd minute equaliser.