Did Patrik Schick's masterclass disguise a good Scotland performance? | Euro 2020 | ESPN FC

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Derek Rae, Frank Leboeuf and former Scottish internationals Don Hutchison and Steve Nicol join Kay Murray on ESPN FC to break down Scotland’s 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic in its Euro 2020 opener, its first match at a major men’s competition since the 1998 World Cup.

0:00 Reflecting on Patrik Schick’s wonder goal from beyond midfield.
1:58 Can Scotland take anything away from its next match against England?
3:32 Why it was a good Scotland performance in spite of the score.
4:09 The importance of winning the first match at a major tournament.

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43 thoughts on “Did Patrik Schick's masterclass disguise a good Scotland performance? | Euro 2020 | ESPN FC

  1. Scotland played very simply, everything they did is just passing the ball to Robertson and then he crossed, crossed, and crossed more. I wonder how could they qualify for Euro with that playing style. England will destroy them if they play like they performed yesterday

  2. Scotland have a league 1 goalie with a bang average championship defense a striker who hasn't really made much of a mark in the championship while Czech Republic have high end players playing week in week out in the PL Bundesliga La Liga and players who made the europa league quarter final with Slavia they were no mugs and they put Scotland away I think they could be Englands toughest game in the group

  3. Man – what a pity. It could have been so different. Now down to the game on Friday. I suggest that the the Scottish team wait for the (overpaid, under-witted) English twats to take their "pee" — and get in there with their knees!! :o)

  4. England were the most boring "big" team to watch so far in this Euro, Scotland plays like this is still the eighties. With the sheer amount of great managers in PL, did they ever learned something to progress to be more exciting on the pitch?

  5. Scotland are going to have a right go at England now. They’ve got absolutely nothing to lose, so they’ll give it everything. The fans will love them for it if they go down fighting like men. And they might even win ? Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I’m English and I can see this is what they’re going to do.

  6. '' if they did not have Patrik Schick they would not win the game today'' what kind of idiotic statement is that … There is no IF 's in football , Scotland finishing was poor , Czech team finishing was clinical , that is a difference .

  7. The higher the level of football, putting the ball in the net becomes harder to do. Might sound obvious but it's true.
    Scotland laboured, made some chances and half chances, but they spurned them all. That's the importance of taking your chances, and it's not bad luck either. Finishing off opportunities is the hardest thing to do in football.
    I'm English, I'm not gloating about Scotland, when England got to the WC semi in 2018, I never really believed in the team, because they barely scored from open play, it was all set pieces. I'm just pleased they actually scored from open play against Croatia, that to me shows they're improving.

  8. And Stevie said that Scotland will win because of their premier league players hahaha, english bias. Well that aged well, I like when that happens because they disrespect other leagues and countries.

  9. I think although Scotland lost they put on a good performance and I am fearing them against England on Friday. I think they may actually slaughter us. At least they keep attacking rather than hanging around in their own half and passing to each other and when the opposition tries to get the ball they pass it back to their goal keeper. That is England in every frigging match for the last 25 years!!

  10. Racists from the Eastern Europe are better than the right guys from Scotland? UEFA should stop Patrick Schick for 10matches, because he was laughing. Schottisch footbal is not better than Czech football. See matches Sparta Celtic and Slavia against Rangers this year. Rangers is team including the Gerard which cannot accept better team and they have to use unfair attacks to win. Kamara is lier and he should go to the jail because his lie and UEFA Mafia destroyed Czech national team defense. Behaviour of UEFA is the same like Stalin behavour killing the people without any evidence.

  11. I am Czech. This Czech team has a big advantage: no pressure by media or fans. There have been no high expectations in Czechia. The group is tough with Croatia (2nd at World Cup) and England (4th at WC). Plus we have to play Scotland in Glasgow and England in London. Also, the team lost its best central defense man Ondřej Kúdela who was punished by UEFA for an alleged racist insult during Glasgow Rangers vs Slavia Prague game. The Czech league player of the season Lukáš Provod got injured before the tournament. And the national team was literally humiliated by Italy (4:0) in a friendly 10 days ago. So, the fans and media were pretty pessimistic before the game. I was, too. Patrik Schick showed his potential. This boy has been plagued with injuries but everyone knew he was capable of great things. Tomáš Vaclík, the goalie, who had been a substitute in Sevilla the whole season had several great saves in the game. I thought the game could go either way, it was down to who´d score the first goal. I remain realistic but if the team works hard it can do well. A player that deserves attention is Tomáš Souček – a defensive midfield player – who has had a great season in West Ham having scored 10 goals and been nominated for the Premier League best player. And Vladimír Darid in the midfield seems to be in great shape, he is tireless both in Hertha Berlin and the Czech team.

  12. Also, losing the first game isn´t the end of chances. In 1996 the Czech Rep. lost to Germany in the first game. The group was tough (GER, ITA, RUS, CZE). And yet the Czech team went all the way to the finals. Back then, only two teams advanced to play-offs.

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