Gregor Townsend, the top coach of Scotland’s rugby group, has despatched a superb luck message to his footballing counterpart Steve Clarke forward of Euro 2020.
In an open letter printed on Twitter, Townsend has handed on the most effective needs of all related with the nationwide rugby aspect as a Scotland males’s soccer group gears up for its first main event look in additional than twenty years.
Cheekily referencing Scotland’s beautiful Six Nations victory over England at Twickenham in February – their first in 38 years – by suggesting that 2021 is a “good yr to tackle England on their residence turf”, Townsend wrote: “An enormous congratulations from everybody at Scottish Rugby on qualifying for Euro 2020 and your wonderful work with the Scotland Nationwide Staff.
“The carry it gave to the nation was implausible and there’s a buzz of anticipation at what the group can obtain over the following few weeks.
“It’s been a tough interval for therefore many Scots, however moments like these remind us how sport has the facility to maneuver and encourage individuals in addition to bringing communities collectively.
“Little doubt there will likely be main challenges forward for you and the squad, however there are additionally nice alternatives.
“Czech Republic and Croatia are prime quality opponents, however I’m certain that they’ll respect and concern your gamers in equal measure.
“2021 can also be a superb yr for a Scottish group to tackle England on their residence turf and I can’t wait to see how that recreation unfolds.
“Our sports activities could also be completely different, however our objective stays the identical: to ship our greatest performances within the navy blue jersey and to make our nation proud.
“We’ll be watching each minute of the motion and cheering you on from the primary whistle to the final kick of the ball.”
Scotland’s rugby aspect embark on a summer season tour in the direction of the top of this month with an ‘A’ group taking part in England on June 27 earlier than matches towards Romania and Georgia.
Steve Clarke’s males kick off their Euro 2020 marketing campaign towards Czech Republic on June 14 earlier than taking over England and Croatia on June 18 and 22 respectively.