Southampton’s Che Adams has spoken about his decision to opt to play for Scotland and has denied he has done so purely because Euro 2020 is on the horizon.
“As a player you just want to feel comfortable, and the lads have helped me do that.”
Catch up with Ché Adams as he meets up with the Scotland squad for the first time. pic.twitter.com/g5zF14vQRP
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He had represented England at Under 20 level and had rejected the advances of former Scotland manager Alex McLeish to join up with the squad in 2017, but was named in the Scotland squad ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifiers. He qualifies as he has a Scottish grandparent.
Speaking to the Scottish FA media team he said, “I think it’s the right time.”
“I know a lot of people are going to say it’s because of the Euros but I don’t think that’s the case. “
“I just feel it has come at the right time. I was younger back then. I didn’t really know my body and how I would adapt but I now feel I am at the right age.”
On the role played in his decision by Steve Clarke and Southampton teammate Stuart Armstrong, Adams continued, “I have held talks with the gaffer and Stu (Armstrong) and they recommended it highly. I just want to be a part of it.”
“He convinced me a lot. I have seen videos online and it’s just something I want to be a part of. I want to take my career to the next level.”
“I saw the David Marshall videos online and as soon as I saw that I wanted to be a part of it. The lads looked really good and they have really welcomed me in.”
“I can’t wait to get going and put the trust back to the manager.”
He has scored 7 goals in 28 Premier League appearances this season and Clarke will be hoping he settles into international football and proves to be an asset to the team in the summer.
This article was edited by Tom Canton.