Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has told Herald Scotland that he is a player who wears his heart on his sleeves.
Cooper, who can play as a central defender or as a left-back, is part of the Scotland squad that will take on Denmark in a friendly international on Tuesday evening.
The 24-year-old Leeds man is excited at the prospect of making his debut for Scotland and has outlined the kind of player he is.
“I’d like to say I’m a ball playing centre half,” Cooper told Herald Scotland. “I like to step in with the ball, I like to pass the ball.
“But I also like the other side of defending, getting physical and making tackles and heading. So, yes, hopefully, my style will suit international football and I can’t wait for Tuesday night’s game.”
“I’m a player who will always wear his heart on his sleeve, I’ll always give my all,” added the former Hull City defender. “Hopefully that will show. Hopefully I’ll be given a chance to do that and that I can take that chance.”
The Scotsman has a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 20%, and has won 100 headers, nine dribbles and 31 tackles.
The 24-year-old is a good defender, and it seems that he considers himself a warrior on the football pitch.
Cooper does not get scared to make tackles and go for challenges, and he will certainly be an asset to Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan.