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Scotland fans hammer Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn for display

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Scotland fans hammer Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn for display

Aston Villa played 90 minutes on the international stage on Thursday night – and some Scotland fans on Twitter destroyed him for his performance for them.

The 24-year-old midfielder lined up for Steve Clarke’s Scotland side in their European Championship qualifier away to Russia.

After a goalless first-half, Scotland were blown away by the hosts and ended up losing by a 4-0 scoreline.

Russia’s impressive striker Artem Dzyuba scored a quick-fire brace, while Magomed Ozdoev and Aleksandr Golovin were also on the scoresheet.

Scotland’s national side are on a steep decline that means they sit fifth in their qualifying group, with both Cyprus and Kazakhstan above them with more points as it stands.

Clarke does have a number of quality players at his disposal from Premier League clubs and the Old Firm duo, but it’s not coming together on the international stage.

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Some international fans singled out Villa’s talisman McGinn for major criticism for his efforts and feel he underperformed in the centre of the park.

The central midfielder is such a key player for Dean Smith’s team at club level, but struggled t make the same impact for Scotland.

He showed a decent work-rate that is synonymous with his game, but he lacked the cutting edge going forward that he usually possesses and it was a difficult night for his struggling team.

Here are some Scotland fans tearing into McGinn:


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