“Tony Ralston, he’ll be disappointed with the Switzerland goal but what a goal,” Joe Hart

Former Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart was on punditry duties last night for the BBC as Scotland and Switzerland battled out their Group A encounter at Euro 2024 in Cologne, sharing the spoils with a 1-1 draw that effectively suited both sides.

The two Celts on the park both had an assist with Callum McGregor setting up Scott McTominay for the Scotland opener and unfortunately for Anthony Ralston, his poor pass allowed Sheridan Shaqiri to score with a wonderful strike that no goalkeeper was saving.

“Tony Ralston, he’ll be disappointed with the Switzerland goal but what a goal, what a strike, absolutely perfect, first time. Angus Gunn, who had a really good first half, he’s not getting near that,” Joe Hart said.

“These guys aren’t making it up when they talk about getting back to us, playing like us, they believe in what they do. They believe if a Scotland team performs, how it should perform, they can dance with anyone. That is what they were more disappointed with in the Germany game.

“The belief is there, Andy Robertson spoke about Tony Ralston having a difficult moment then second half being there, putting his body on the line, showing up for his team. That’s what this Scotland team is about, big moments, big players, there’s a huge team spirit in there. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do on Sunday.”

The Scotland captain, speaking to the BBC after the 1-1 draw had this to say about Tony Ralston: “It was much more like us. We got off to a great start and then we made a mistake. Not many people come back from that, it was difficult for Anthony but he came back from that.

“We left everything out here. We can take a lot of positives but we can improve even more and hopefully you see that on Sunday.”

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