Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has been speaking ahead of Scotland’s European Championship qualifier against Germany on Sunday evening.
The two sides go head-to-head in group D at Signal Iduna Park, with Fletcher knowing just how hard the match will be for his side.
Speaking to Sky Sports prior to the game, the United vice-captain said of Germany, “The players they’ve lost have great experience and it can be a blow as it takes time for new players to come in and establish themselves in a team.
“When we are talking about the quality and the strength in depth that Germany have I don’t think it’s going to be as big a problem as you might think, we hope it is.”
For a long time it appeared Fletcher would never turn out for his country again, after ulcerative colitis robbed him of much of the last few seasons.
But now seemingly back to his best, the midfielder will embrace every second he is on the pitch, and that can only be a good thing for both his club and his country.
“I always felt I would be back,” Fletcher said, “and as you say it’s a great occasion and I’ve never played in the stadium before.”
It will take an almighty effort for the United star and his international teammates to overcome the world champions in their own backyard. But having come back when all seemed lost, Fletcher will know it can be done.