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Respect everyone – fear no one !

Steve Clarke insists Scotland will face Germany in the opening game of Euro 2024 with “respect” but they will show no “fear” against the hosts.

They kick off the tournament at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Friday night as they look to progress beyond the group stages of a major tournament for the first time.

Scotland have qualified for consecutive European championships but this is their first competition on foreign ground since reaching the World Cup in France in 1998.

And Clarke accepts the stakes are high.

“We know it’s a big game but, for us, it’s the opening game of a four-team section, three matches and we know what we have to do to qualify out the section and that’s all we’re focused on,” he said.

“The enormity of the opening game is a little bit of a sideshow and hopefully we don’t get too involved in that.

“For sure, it’s a difficult game. One of the mantras I’ve always had is respect everyone and fear no one so we come here with a lot of respect for the host nation, we know they’re a good team but hopefully on the night we can show we’re a good team too.”

Source – Euro 2024: Scotland boss Steve Clarke ready to approach Germany with ‘respect, not fear’ | Football News | Sky Sports