John McGinn turns attention to getting result at Wembley

Published on 14 Jun 2021, 16:02
John McGinn believes Scotland must get at least a point against England on Friday to keep their Euro 2020 hopes alive.

The Scots fell to a 2-0 defeat against Czech Republic at Hampden on Monday and now face a trip to Wembley before playing Croatia in Glasgow next Tuesday.

Defeat on Friday would not necessarily end Scotland’s chances as the format of the competition means just one win could be enough to reach the knockout stages.

McGinn said the Scots paid the price for not taking a number of opportunities which fell their way against the Czechs.

The Aston Villa midfielder said: “It is extremely disappointing, the whole occasion was set up for us to get the three points.

“Czech Republic scored at important points in the game and they were more clinical than we were, so ultimately we were punished for not taking our chances.

“I felt in the first half we struggled to get myself and Stuart (Armstrong) on the ball, we certainly did that in the second half a wee bit more, but Schik (the Czech striker who scored from 50 yards) came up with an excellent finish.

“So that was a bit of a hammer blow and you need to try and come back, you have a mountain to climb and need to score two goals.