Skipper Fletcher would love to face Auld Enemy
SCOTLAND captain Darren Fletcher today admitted he would love to face England in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The Scots find out their fate tonight in the draw in Rio de Janeiro. And the Manchester United star only has one wish.
“To draw England would mean some banter on the Manchester United training ground with guys like Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand – and maybe a couple of solid kicks aimed at team-mates.
“But it would be good for the Scottish players and fans,” he said.
“It would be a massive game for us. I remember the Euro play-off at Hampden and Wembley in 1999 and it was fantastic to beat them, although we lost on aggregate to two goals from Paul Scholes.”
“There is no denying the draw could hand us a group of death. It is not good being in pot four, but circumstances, including bad results in friendlies, have cost us. All these things add up.
“However, we are a good side. More and more Scots a r e c o mi n g d o w n to England and playing at the top level.
“When everyone is fit we have a very good team.
“Charlie Adam, for example, was outstanding last season.
“He is a talisman. Everyone is talking about him. He took the Premiership by storm.
“When I represent my country I don’t think about the number of caps, but about trying to qualify for finals. That’s what counts.”