Manchester United star, Scott McTominay, has opened up on playing as a defender for Scotland, despite playing as a midfielder for Manchester United.
The 23 year old was deployed as part of a back three when Scotland took on Serbia in a European championship qualifier on Thursday, and excelled in the position, as his side won via penalties after a 1-1 draw.
It wasn’t the first time he would play in the position for Scotland, and when asked to speak about it before Thursday’s game, he told the media, “Before, whenever the manager of Scotland asked me if it was a role I was comfortable with, I was like: ‘Of course’. Whatever the manager asks you to do, you do.
“But I could not remember the last time I played there, which I said to him, but it’s a different role I’m enjoying.
“We have a big game coming up and it is important for us to get a big win there as we’ll be off to the Euros.
“It’s a big chance for everybody involved, a massive chance.
“I feel like you can be having to overthink how big a match it is, though, and we should act like it’s a normal match – just with a little more riding on it. We’ll keep focused and try to do something special for the whole of Scotland.
“For us, to have the Euros at the end of the season would be amazing.”
McTominay has been one of Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s best players this season, as his partnership in midfield with Fred continues to prove fruitful for Man United.
It’s amazing to see how versatile he’s growing to become, and who knows, maybe one day, we’ll see him playing as a defender for United too.