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"I've Gone For a Physical Side and Runners..''

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Scotland Under-19 coach Ricky Sbragia says Jack Harper is a "luxury" player his side "can't carry" during this week's UEFA Elite Round.
 
The Real Madrid youngster has impressed during the UEFA Youth League this year but wasn't selected in Sbragia's 18-man party as they aim to secure a spot at this summer's European Championships in Greece.
 
Former Sunderland boss Sbragia explained his decision to leave the player out ahead of matches with Italy and Croatia.
 
He told national newspapers: "At Real Madrid, Jack can float all over the place, which he does. But with us he has to be more disciplined.
 
"He's an exceptionally gifted lad but we can't carry him. He can be a luxury sometimes.
 
"In some cases, if it's going well, he can be a good luxury. And listen, Jack's time will come.
 
"I've gone for a physical side and runners. Hopefully I'm proved right in Austria. It's purely a tactical decision."

 

 

If there was ever a quote to summarise British football managers....

 

Dont know anything about the player at all, even if he is shit for this dinosaur to come out and give this as the reason for not picking him over ''better options available'' is just a joke.

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RIP Scotland's (slim) chances to Qualify for 2020 & 2022.

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Read this a few days ago

Their loss

Been called up to spain squad

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However, speaking on BBC Radio 5live on Wednesday, Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter ridiculed Sbragia's decision and comments.
 
"Jack is an intelligent, technical player," he said. "He's been at Real Madrid since 2009.
 
"They cull every year if you're not good enough, if you're not athletic enough, if you're not intelligent enough, if you're not professional enough - you're out.
 
"He's been part of the Scotland set up before Ricky Sbragia made this retrograde, almost prehistoric decision.
 
"Height and power are two of the reasons Ricky's given for excluding Jack, which seems nonsensical in an era when Spain have put talent first.
 
"They don't pick David Silva, Xavi and Iniesta because they're small, they pick them because they are talented and technical and clever, irrespective of their size.
 
"Jack is a decent size - over 6ft - slender like Darren Fletcher who'd been our national captain for some time.
 
"Ricky's backed up his logic for excluding Jack by saying he doesn't see him very often; well go and look Ricky.
 
"This is a horrible day for the future of Scottish football - if we want to play well, intelligently, maturely, in a cosmopolitan, European style."

 

 

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Lool was reading Daily mail comments was thinking they would agree with this dinosaur but they didn't

 

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PMSL that is fucking hilarious

 

Hopefully he bodies them in the future

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hope he picks spain

watch scotland try call him up soon just to try block him from playing for spain

just like what england did to zaha

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Took the lead as well

Must of ran out of legs

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Hope he does well

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Lol fool rejected clubs in spain

Hope he fails

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Lol fool rejected clubs in spain

Hope he fails

did he?

 

smh if true

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