'Not good enough' - McBurnie slammed online despite Scotland reaching Euro 2020
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'Not good enough' - McBurnie slammed online despite Scotland reaching Euro 2020

Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has been criticised once again for his Scotland performance, despite the nation qualifying for Euro 2020.

It’s the first time the country has reached a major international tournament since 1998, but many online were still unhappy with McBurnie.

This is despite the 24-year-old scoring his penalty in the crucial shootout victory over Serbia.

It finished 1-1 after extra-time, but the Scots netted all five of their spot-kicks, before David Marshall saved Aleksandar Mitrovic’s final penalty for the Serbs for a 5-4 win.

McBurnie came off the bench in the 83rd minute, but many weren’t happy with what they saw from the forward – including former Scotland international Michael Stewart.


However, McBurnie had a one-word response for Stewart.


Others unhappy with McBurnie display for Scotland in Euro 2020 qualifer

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Stewart wasn’t the only one unimpressed with McBurnie’s performance.


This is far from the first time McBurnie has rubbed Scotland supporters up the wrong way.

Born in Leeds and with a Yorkshire accent, many even question whether he should be playing for the nation.

It’s something McBurnie has strongly defended.

Yet he didn’t endear himself to the Tartan Army when he was filmed by the United media team chatting with fellow Scot John Fleck.

Fleck asked his teammate if he was going away with his country, to which McBurnie replied: “I hope not”.

The attacker said it was a joke and apologised.

Both his national team boss, Steve Clarke, and Blades manager, Chris Wilder, backed McBurnie and said there was nothing in it.

But it seems that he may still have some way to go until he gets the Scottish support back on side.

With no goals from 13 caps to date, maybe impressing at Euro 2020 next summer could do just that?

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