Former Stoke City boss in brutal put down of Scotland and captain at Euro 2024

-Credit: (Image: Phil Radcliffe)
-Credit: (Image: Phil Radcliffe)

Stoke City manager-turned-popular Dutch TV pundit Johan Boskamp has labelled Scotland the worst team he has seen at Euro 2024 - and claimed at the age of 75 he could still run faster than their captain Jack Hendry.

Scotland are back in action tonight when they take on Switzerland and they know they will have to be far better than they were hammered 5-1 by Germany on the opening night. It is an understatement to say Boskamp was not impressed and particularly with Hendry, the 29-year-old Al-Ettifaq centre-back.

Boskamp, who managed Stoke for a season in 2005/06, played for Holland at the 1978 World Cup and has build a reputation with his blunt opinions in the media in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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"With Jack Hendry in the team you are always going to have a hard time at this level," he told Voetbalkrant. "Even at my advanced age, I could still turn faster than that guy. Only one team has really been outplayed at the Euros... Scotland.

"The Netherlands also had a hard time with Poland, Albania also did more than decent against Italy. But how weak were Scotland in that opening match? It really wasn't normal.

"It seemed like they allowed Germany to safely win the game before half time. Scotland are by far the weakest team I have seen at this European Championship."

Scotland take on Switzerland in Cologne at 8pm and then wrap up their group stage in Stuttgart against Hungary on Sunday (8pm).

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