Scotland Euro 2020 squad: Who has played the most games this season, and who has the freshest legs ahead of Czech Republic opener?
Which of Steve Clarke’s 26-men are most likely to suffer from burnout, and which should have the freshest legs, heading into Euro 2020?
From the second David Marshall’s big hand got them there, fans and players of Scotland men’s team have been unable to contain their excitement at being involved in the major tournament for the first time in 23-years.
Alongside Andy Robertson, the European Championship will host some of the world’s biggest names this summer, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Kevin De Bruyne all looking to lead their nations to glory and lift that famous trophy above their heads come July 11.
However, this summer’s tournament promises to be like no other – and not just because it’s the first for a generation of Scots.
For over a year, some of football biggest names have been performing nonstop in front of empty stadiums, with league titles, European campaigns and delayed domestic cup competitions becoming part of the ‘new normal’ football fans have become frustratingly used to.
Ultimately, it all means that Euro 2020 could come down to which sides will have the most left in the tank.
Squads have already been expanded to 26 instead of the usual 23, a nod to the fact teams could be stretched to the limit over the next five weeks.
With that in mind, we decided to look at Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad to see which players could feel the strain more than others over the next few weeks, and which players should still have plenty left in the tank.
All stats are provided by Betsson, who have assessed which team and players may not be on their strongest form for the competition based on how many appearances they’ve made, how many minutes they’ve played, the number of injuries they’ve suffered and as a result, the amount of games they have missed this season.
Which nations are likely to have the most fatigued squad at Euro 2020?
Tournament favourites France have played 1079 matches between them, which is more than any other group participating in the tournament and a huge 20% higher than the average amount of games played amongst teams (858).
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