Celtic attacker Oliver Burke is hoping that Scotland’s embarrassing performance against Kazakhstan can improve him as a player.
The Hoops loanee wasn’t at his best as Scotland went down to a humiliating 3-0 defeat. However, he believes that some good can come out of the result.
“One to reflect on”
“It’s one to reflect on and learn from as a player” he told the Scottish Sun. “We need to focus on picking ourselves up. We know we can do much better than that.”
If Burke can learn any lessons from the game it could give a boost to his domestic performances. Although, to be honest, he is probably hoping to forget that the Scotland game ever happened.
A boost for the Glasgow derby
He could still feature again for Scotland before returning to Celtic though. The national team face San Marino on Sunday, and a good performance would give him a boost ahead of next Sunday’s Glasgow derby.
When he returns to Celtic next week, interim boss Neil Lennon should tell him to forget the Scotland games. He will still have a role to play for the Hoops in the quest for the treble.
Perhaps Burke is right, and there are lessons to learn from an international defeat. It will be intriguing to see if the result in Kazakhstan affects his game for the rest of the season. Burke seems to believe it can have a positive impact – only time will tell.