John Carver Gears Up for Scotland's Euro 2024 Campaign
John Carver can see Hadrian’s Wall from the back garden of his home in Northumberland. And he’s well aware of the anticipation and excitement building up on the northern side of that famous border landmark.
As No. 2 to boss Steve Clarke, John has helped guide the Scotland national team to this summer’s Euro Championships in Germany, and can’t wait to do battle with Europe’s elite in a mouth-watering group that includes the tournament hosts as well as Switzerland and Hungary.
Englishman Carver has watched the level of expectation grow among fans after Scotland’s hugely impressive qualifying campaign. He knows that the hordes of Tartan Army footsoldiers will head to Munich in June bolstered by the belief that this is a Scotland squad which can finally bury the hoodoo of never having progressed beyond the group stages in any major tournament. It’s a view he shares.
Football Careers client John said: “I think it’s definitely a realistic target. And if we can get out of the group, who knows where that might take us.
“Personally, I can’t wait for the tournament. To be involved in the first match against the host country in Munich… well, it doesn’t get any bigger or better than that.
“And I believe we now have a group of players who can compete on that stage. We have that mix of experienced players and good young players that you need at international level, and we have leaders throughout the team – guys like Andy Robertson, Callum McGregor, John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Kieran Tierney, and others. With every cap, they’ve gained more experience, more maturity, and have become so influential on and off the park.