Celtic star David Turnbull dreaming of playing for Scotland at Euro 2020

DAVID TURNBULL admits he’s dreaming of playing at Euro 2020 after making the breakthrough with Celtic.

The Hoops star has been in great form since getting into Neil Lennon’s starting line-up last month.

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Celtic star David Turnbull


Celtic star David Turnbull

He has scored four goals in his last seven games in all competitions alone.

And that has seen the 21-year-old rewarded with the SPFL Player of the Month award for December.

Now, Turnbull admits he can keep putting in performances to earn himself a place in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for the Euros this summer.

Speaking earlier today, the Celtic star said: “It’s a while away but if I keep playing the way I’m playing then I’d love that to happen.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke


Scotland boss Steve Clarke

“It doesn’t come around often, especially major tournaments, it’s something any Scottish player should be looking forward to.

“However, I’m just focusing on playing well every week and will look forward to that if it comes.”

Turnbull has just returned from Celtic’s warm weather training camp in Dubai with the rest of his team-mates.

The trip received plenty of criticism from fans, pundits and politicians alike, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Rangers legend Ally McCoist and SunSport columnist Kris Boyd making their feelings clear.

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However, Turnbull reckons it was worth it for the benefits to the players as they try and chase down Gers in the title race.

He said: “We worked hard and I feel good after it.

“It will obviously be tough but the boys know if we can put a good run together and take each game as it comes, starting with Hibs, then we hope that can do it for us.

“We need to go hell for leather. There’s no place for slipping up.”

Meanwhile, Celtic No2 John Kennedy has admitted the club’s players made “slip-ups with minor things” during their trip.

But he insists the club don’t have a case to answer for the trip to Dubai during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said: “Listen, there have been slip ups with minor things and if you get a snapshot of something you can criticise and jump on it.

“We as much as we possibly can we speak to the players in terms of the protocols they must adhere to.

“Because everyone wants football to continue. We want to abide by all the rules.

“Any errror in that we try to eradicate that and fix it. That is what we did. The picture paints maybe a bleak picture.

“We have to move on from that, the government and the SFA have said there isn’t really a case to answer.”

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