Football News: Gary Neville on Scotland’s Euro 2024 Prospects

Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes the quality of the current Scotland team heading to the Euro 2024 tournament in Germany does not match the passion and support of their travelling supporters.

Steve Clarke’s side has qualified for just three European Championships prior, in which they have never failed to progress past the group stage. Despite this lack of success, it is estimated that around 200,000 Scots have descended on Munich this weekend ahead of their opening fixture against Germany.

Speaking on The Overlap, Neville praised the unwavering support of the Scottish fans, but warned that he expects them to be disappointed this summer.

“I would want Scotland to do well, but there’s always this feeling that [Scotland will] have this tremendous support, this incredible army of fans that will go over, but the reality of it is that the football will probably kill it.”

He later added,

“It will be tough for Scotland to get a result [vs Germany], I just have a feeling it will be too much in the end. It will be between Switzerland and Scotland [to qualify in second place]; Scotland have never gotten out of a group, ever.”

Despite the worrying statistic, Scotland has headed into the tournament on good form, having qualified from a group containing Spain and Norway rather comfortably. The Scots beat both sides on their way to qualification and eventually finished six points ahead of a Norway side boasting star players Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard.

As the excitement builds for the Euro 2024 tournament, football enthusiasts will be keeping a close eye on Scotland’s performance and the passion of their loyal supporters.

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