The former Ireland and Chelsea winger Damien Duff is working with RTE for the European Championships and says the Scots most be having a right old laugh at having both Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell having to self isolate having been a close contact with their Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour.
“We tasted that with Ireland (when he was a coach under Stephen Kenny), negative tests but they still get sent home and miss caps. These two guys are potentially missing a very big game because of being a close contact.
You wouldn’t wish covid on anyone after what it’s done to the world. I hope, and I’m sure, that by the sounds of things they are negative and they are okay.
But in the Scottish dressing room, I’m sure they’re having a giggle.
Billy Gilmour has dominated them on the pitch and now two days later he has sent a couple of them into isolation. You couldn’t make it up really…
I’m still worried for [England], even with this now today with Mount. Kane has said he’s going to play, Maguire still has to come back in so we might see a change in formation.
[Southgate] has said over the past month that he knows ten of his best 11, he absolutely doesn’t. I think there will be changes.
I don’t think it’s a given that they’re going to beat the Czechs.”
🗣 "I don't want to cause drama for Scotland but if you're all in the dressing room together, where does it stand?"
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 21, 2021