Proud Scott McTominay admits he has fulfilled a lifelong dream with a first call-up to the Scotland squad.
The Manchester United midfielder is in contention to make his debut on Friday against Costa Rica and is determined to make the most of the opportunity handed to him by new national team boss Alex McLeish.
The first to arrive as the squad got together on Sunday in Edinburgh, the 21-year-old has slotted in seamlessly off the pitch and is now set on making his mark on it.
He said: “I have to thank the boss, Alex McLeish, for giving me an opportunity to come with the squad and hopefully show people what I can do.
“My Dad’s obviously tremendously proud, as all my family are. It’s a tremendous honour to come away with the Scotland national team.
“It’s what you work for your whole life, to improve, do well and hopefully help the team. I’m really pleased.
“The manager travelled a long way to speak to me and I have to thank him for that.
“The conversation we had was relatively simple. I wanted to play for Scotland - and I always have done, since I was a young boy, so it was an incredibly proud moment when he did call me up.”