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Scotland’s Spain heroics up there with 1984 says Rangers hero Souness, however we should study lesson from England efficiency

GRAEME SOUNESS reckons Scotland’s Spain heroics are proper up there with the well-known victory in 1984.

However the Rangers hero urged Steve Clarke’s males to study a helpful lesson in the event that they’ve to construct on the efficiency and march on to qualification.

Scotland earned a famous 2-0 win over Spain on Tuesday night


Scotland earned a well-known 2-0 win over Spain on Tuesday eveningCredit score: SNS

Scotland received their Euro 2024 marketing campaign off to the right begin final week with a 3-0 win over Cyprus at Hampden.

And when pot one Spain had been rocked at a boisterous Hampden by way of the week The Tartan Military’s desires of Germany subsequent yr took an enormous step nearer to changing into actuality.

Rodri and Co had been comfortably crushed 2-0 on the evening – as Scott McTominay grabbed his second brace in two video games.

Scotland now sit high of Group A after the opening two video games and are ODDS ON to qualify for a second European Championship in succession.

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Souness was vastly impressed by the workforce efficiency, he reckons the end result was on par with the well-known rating in opposition to the identical opposition in 1984.

Nearly 40 years in the past the ex-Ibrox midfielder captained the nationwide facet as targets from Mo Johnston and Kenny Dalglish impressed a 3-1 win beneath Jock Stein.

Writing in his Every day Mail column nonetheless, Souness careworn the significance of Clarke and his facet constructing on the end result when worldwide soccer resumes in June.

He mentioned: “A LOT of people world wide would have checked out Scotland’s 2-0 victory over Spain this week and been shocked.

“Sure, it was an enormous win, however Scotland have been displaying nice enchancment for the final couple of years.

“They had been fabulous in opposition to England at Wembley throughout Euro 2020 and may have received that evening. England had been fortunate to flee with a goalless draw.

“However this win in opposition to Spain felt vital by way of perception, and one that can hopefully see a nook turned for good.

“Remember, after that sensible show in opposition to England they then misplaced to Croatia and exited the match. It’s about consistency now, about maintaining that momentum going and making main finals the norm, not a one-off.

“Tuesday’s win was on a par with beating Spain 3-1 in 1984. Mo Johnston scored twice however the sport is greatest remembered for Kenny Dalglish’s aim when he reduce in from the suitable and completed along with his left into the highest nook.

“Hampden Park was on fireplace and we went on to qualify for Mexico ’86.

“We felt like we may tackle anybody after that, and I am positive Steve Clarke and his gamers will really feel the identical, and so they need to.”

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