Scotland’s new goalkeeper Angus Gunn makes a winning debut in the Euro 2024 qualifier at Hampden Stadium. The Norwich City goalkeeper, who recently switched his allegiance from England to Scotland, kept a clean sheet in the 3-0 win over Cyprus on Saturday. With Craig Gordon injured, Gunn hopes to become a regular starter in Steve Clarke’s team.
Gunn, the son of former Scotland goalkeeper Bryan Gunn, expressed his joy and gratitude, saying “It was a really big boost to get selected. I’m glad I came out of the week and got the shirt and it’s up to me now to do what I need to do to keep it.”
Speaking on his debut, Gunn added, “I loved it. I just tried to take it in and enjoy it and then once the whistle went I had to focus and concentrate on my game. Coming out with a 3-0 win, it couldn’t have gone any better. They were pretty comfortable in possession but they never really penetrated us so the lads in front of me did well to keep it tight.”
Scotland will face Spain, a top seed in qualifying Group A, on Tuesday, and Gunn is excited to face one of the best international teams in the world. Despite the challenge, he’s confident in his team’s game plan, saying “If we follow it to the best of our ability I think we’ll have a really good chance.”
Lastly, Scotland has called up Hearts attacker Lawrence Shankland as Southampton striker, Che Adams, and Celtic right-back Anthony Ralston withdrew from the squad. John McGinn has been praised as a credit to Scotland by former teammate and current Watford centre-back, Ryan Porteous.
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