STEPHEN WELSH has went in two footed on his Scotland under 21 teammates after a dismal performance against Turkey.

The Celtic defender captained the side and you could see both during and after the game that the player wasn’t happy.

It was a very poor showing from the Scotland side – barely mustering anything to trouble Turkey.

Welsh was credited with an own goal for Turkey’s second and after that the game was pretty much over.

It’s a blow for Scotland’s youngsters and their hopes of Euro qualification. They currently sit second bottom of their group with just four points from five games.

“I don’t think we worked 50 percent to what Turkey did, although they were very good players. We weren’t aggressive enough, didn’t think we applied ourselves enough at all and on the ball I think we were very, very poor. We looked in shock when we got the ball, we were shaky and maybe a bit of nervousness but I think we need to move on from that now.

“Not working hard enough. Not giving 100 percent in my opinion. We weren’t getting tight enough, not aggressive enough and simply not good enough.”

Stephen played a lot of games for Celtic at the beginning of the season but has been used sparingly since Carter-Vickers joined the club in late August. The Scotland under 21 could be frustrated with how things are going at both club and country.

Scotland fans like to see passion but I don’t think some of his teammates will be at all happy about airing those comments in public. Stephen is a passionate guy and wants to win – if he perceives that others aren’t playing to their best – he’s going to have something to say.


  1. Sloppy use of the English language at the start of your article,
    “Stephen Wels has went in . . .”
    Should read:
    “Stephen Welsh has gone in . . .”
    Hail! Hail!
    Wee Mo


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