Scotland stars WOULD get in Germany team as John Carver reveals Euros regret fuelling him this summer

John Carver believes certain Scotland players would be good enough to get into Germany’s squad. And that’s why the national team’s number two says Steve Clarke’s men won’t fail at Euro 2024 - like they did at the last tournament.

Carver can’t wait for the Euros opener in Munich against the hosts on June 14. And such is the talent in Clarke’s side, the Scotland coach is adamant that a few of them wouldn’t look out of place in the German set-up.

Ahead of our friendly against Gibraltar in Faro tomorrow night, Carver said: “I would agree with that. If you look at the experience our guys have got in Europe now .John McGinn is a good example this year, getting to the semi-final of a European competition with Aston Villa. Robbo (Andy Robertson) has played in Champions League Finals. Even Kieran Tierney, who has been playing in Spain, is a top player.

“He’s been playing on a different platform (on loan at Real Sociedad), a different environment, against the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Those experiences that our players have had should help us in Germany because they will want to challenge themselves again.”

Carver was part of Clarke’s backroom team for the last Euros, held in 2021 due to Covid, where Scotland failed to progress from their group. Defeats to the Czech Republic and Croatia - and a draw against England at Wembley - was disappointing for the Tartan Army.

Carver knows they didn’t do themselves justice three years ago but insists they’re ready to put that right at Euro 2024. He said: “From a personal point of view, that’s the main driver for me now (the performances at Euro 2020).

“I was so disappointed and I’m sure the players feel that within themselves too. We all felt like we had let ourselves down and we want to make sure we don’t do that again in Germany.

“We’ve got to give ourselves the best opportunity. If you look at our preparation this time, we have two weeks plus two games. We didn’t have that last time.

“And normally in international football, you just don’t get that time - you have two or three days with the players. At least now, we have preparation time and we need to do the right work.”