Scotland player ratings: Impact sub Adams must start against England


cotland suffered a painful opening defeat at Euro 2020 as Patrik Schick scored twice – including with a sublime strike from the halfway line – to fire the Czech Republic to a 2-0 victory in Glasgow on Monday afternoon.

A huge disappointment for the Scots in their first match at a major tournament finals since the 1998 World Cup and a potentially critical blow already to hopes of reaching the knockout stages.

Simon Collings was at Hampden Park to run the rule over the Scotland players…

Made a string of great saves, particularly at the start of the second half. That work was undone, however, when Schick lobbed him from near the halfway line.

Unlucky not to find the net just after half-time when his effort struck the crossbar. Had a fairly solid game defensively.

Despite the scoreline he actually had a good game. Won nearly every 50-50 he was involved in and was composed on the ball.

Played on the left of a back three in the absence of the injured Kieran Tierney. Did okay but lacked the attacking threat that Tierney does.

Had a horrible first half and really struggled. He was a bit better after the break, but his place should be under threat for the England game.

Provided plenty of energy and running in midfield. Went close to scoring just after the hour mark, but his effort was blocked and sent over the bar.

Broke up play well and was very busy in midfield. Put in one huge tackle that got the whole of Hampden on its feet.

Pushed forward a lot from midfield and tried to impact the game. Became more influential as the match went on.

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