UEFA European Under-17 Championship Finals
Belgium vs Scotland
Thursday 5 May 2016, kick-off 4pm (UK time)
Bakcell Arena, Baku

Celtic youngster Broque Watson hopes to replicate his excellent club form at international level and help Scotland to victory over Belgium in their opening match of the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Finals today.

The midfielder was on target last week as Celtic defeated their Glasgow rivals Rangers 4-0 to clinch the Glasgow Cup at Ibrox Stadium.

With a cup winner’s medal in the bag, Watson’s attention has turned to helping the national team progress to from Group A and into the quarter-finals in a group which also contains Portugal and the tournament hosts Azerbaijan.

Scotland’s clash with Belgium kicks-off at 4pm (UK time) and Watson is confident the team can make a positive start.

He said: “We want to go as far as we can in the competition so the match with Belgium is very important.

“They are a good team but we are completely focussed on our own game plan and believe we can win the match.

“Personally, I’ve had a great few weeks – scoring in the Glasgow Cup Final and being picked for the Euros.

“It was an amazing experience: to beat your rivals in their own back yard and to score just fills you with confidence for coming away with Scotland.”

Watson played his part in helping the Scots secure their place the 16-team tournament in Azerbaijan having played in the qualifying round last year and the elite round in April.

Scotland’s place at the finals was secured thanks to a late goal in the other elite round group match between Czech Republic and Denmark which guaranteed one of seven best runners-up spots.

“Playing for Scotland always brings with it a lot of emotions and it was very dramatic in the elite round,” he recalled.

“We had just drawn with Switzerland in our last match and a few of the boys were over complaining to the referee when a shout came from the doctor that there had been a goal in the other game and that meant we were through.

“It was the best feeling as we thought we had just missed out but when we found out we were going to the finals everyone went a bit crazy.

“It just shows there is little margin for error in international football and that’s the level every young player aspires to play at.”

You can follow Belgium v Scotland on the official @ScottishFA Twitter, kick-off 4pm (UK time).