John McGinn says he will remember leading Scotland out at Hampden Park for the rest of his life after he was given the captain’s armband due to the absence of Liverpool’s Andy Robertson for last nights victory over the Czech Republic.
McGinn produced yet another outstanding performance from start to finish as an early goal from Ryan Fraser sealed the victory.
Scotland continue to top their Nations League group and extend their unbeaten run to eight, their best since the days of Andy Roxburgh in the 1980s.
Scotland now sit four points clear in the Nations League with the EURO 2020 Play-Off Final against Serbia beckoning next month.
Next month Scotland have the chance to return to a major tournament as they take on Serbia away from home and McGinn insists that the current squad has the ‘belief’ to make history and qualify for a major tournament for the first time in 23-years.
After the final whistle McGinn told BBC Scotland: “I’m sure everyone will agree that was one of the best performances we have had in a long time. For me personally, I know I’m just standing in for Robbo (Andy Robertson) but it’s a night I’ll remember for the rest of my life.
“I’m always grateful to play for Scotland. If you’d asked me at St Mirren of it was something that I thought would happen then no, but if you’d said to me that I was going to play 26-times and lead them out at that point? It certainly is one of the proudest nights of my career. Hopefully we have got Robbo for the foreseeable but if he wants to sit out a couple of times I’ll be happy to take it on.
“We have given ourselves the opportunity to prepare for what is the country’s biggest game for 23-years. We have got the confidence and ability but most importantly we have got the belief and if we take that to Serbia we have got every chance of doing it.
“We will enjoy the build-up. These are the games we want to be involved in. If we win that we will go down in history and hopefully we can do that.”