John McGinn plays down Scotland bragging rights over England as he opens up on lingering World Cup playoff pain

John McGinn insists he’ll stay away from Nations League bragging as England are going to the World Cup and Scotland are not.

Steve Clarke ’s team earned promotion to the A sections while Gareth Southgate’s troops have been relegated to the B list. But McGinn won’t be getting involved in banter at his club Aston Villa as he explained: “No, I think it’s one we’ll stay away from.

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“They’re going to the World Cup and we aren’t, which still hurts. It hurts us. I don’t know if we’ll watch the World Cup, we might try and stay away. But we need to use it as fuel going into Germany 2024. We’ve got the players and the ability to get there. That’s our main aim now. We’ve managed to get into a great position, we’re in Pot Two for the qualifying draw, and that gives us the best possible chance of getting there.

“And if we fail, which we don’t want to happen, we’ve now got a play-off in the background to try to give us a bit of a buffer. We’ll try not to focus too much on England. They’ve done extremely well over the last couple of years.

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“We’ve had a slightly better Nations League campaign but I’m sure they’ll bounce back.”

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