“It’s a good time to be involved with the national team, I think getting the monkey off the back for a couple years was a big thing and it’s wonderful to actually watch it.
“Yeah, you’re looking on with envy that you would have loved to have played on that level and made it to a major tournament but there’s so many guys from my time, as international players, we all feel the same way.
As a fan, as a Scotland fan you’re looking on, you want them to do well, you want them to succeed and just to get there and show their best performance. They probably never hit the levels that they’re capable of at the Euros the last time.
“This is a chance for them to play on the stage that everybody wants to be playing at.
“The short answer to that would be, yes, I’m a little bit envious”
The Ex striker also recalls his final cap and goal for his country in a friendly against England almost ten years ago.
He said, “It was my last cap and goal for my country, It was the first time in 15 years that Scotland and England had played.
“It was only a friendly, it was at new Wembley.
“There was so much build up going into that game, to score a goal, and it wasn’t a bad one it was one of my better ones! It was an incredible feeling.
“I kind of knew it would be my last game but even now I’m still disappointed we never produced a win or a draw on the night because I thought we performed pretty well, but it’s these types of things that’ll never get taken away from you.”
“We talk about McTominey and the goals he’s scored over the course of the campaign that will no doubt lead us into the Euros. Whether that be next week or next month, I think they’ll remember every single one of them in the campaign.”
Steve Clark’s side have recorded four wins in four so far in their qualification group. A positive aura surrounds the team which of course comes with expectation of winning. But the Scotland boss has ensured his squad don’t underestimate their opponents no matter who they are. Especially, against Cyprus on Friday night.
Scotland will face England on the 12th September in a friendly match at Hampden and if the results elsewhere go in Scotland’s favour then qualification for the Euros 2024 could happen during that game in front of a packed out national stadium.