Scott McTominay’s Double Seals a Win for Scotland Over Cyprus
Scotland manager Steve Clarke has emphasized the importance of squad strength after Scott McTominay netted two goals to help his side secure a 3-0 win against Cyprus in the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers.
John McGinn’s 21st-minute goal gave Scotland the lead, but it wasn’t until McTominay’s goals in the 87th and 93rd minute that Clarke’s side truly dominated the game.
Manchester United midfielder McTominay subbed in for Stuart Armstrong after the 67th minute, while Ryan Christie and Lyndon Dykes replaced Ryan Jack and Che Adams respectively. The impact of these substitutes was impressive, contributing to two late goals.
“It’s all about the squad,” Clarke said. “Our squad is our strength and we need to utilize it. Today’s outcome symbolizes that.”
With Spain up next on Tuesday, Clarke admits that his side will have to be better against higher-quality opposition, stressing the need for refined pressing.
“Although our performance was not perfect, the positives certainly outweigh the negatives,” Clarke said.
Scotland’s next game is against Spain on Tuesday. Tune in for more action!
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