Last night, Oliver Burke capped off a stunning week by making his competitive debut for his country.


The 19-year-old recently became the most expensive Scottish player ever after penning a multi-million pound deal with RB Leipzig.


He then caught up with the team at the Scotland training base and earned his place in the starting 11 against Malta where he put in an industrious performance.


When in possession of the ball Burke looked confident and difficult to dispossess. Although he has played twice for Scotland already in friendly, the 5-1 win over Malta is a game that will live long in his memory.



Looking back on the game, he spoke to Michael Lamont and said: “It was fantastic and I was delighted to make my full debut for Scotland. It was a great match and Malta gave it their best shot. I thought they did very well considering they were reduced to nine men.


“We did well too, to get so many goals. It was a scrappy game I thought but we dug in deep and showed our team chemistry.


“I was delighted and it was a dream come true to make my first Scotland start.


“I thought we started shakily but I still believed we just needed to cool down at half-time, play our normal football and get our shots off in the second half.”


Following other results in Scotland’s group, Gordon Strachan’s men now top their group and will take on Lithuania at Hampden on Saturday 8 October in their second game of the campaign.


He said: “It’s a great start and we now need to push on and continue to win games.


“Lithuania are next up which is exciting. I can’t wait it, in front of the home crowd. Hopefully we can get the fans behind us.”