Craig Gordon has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he spoke to Celtic teammate Erik Sviatchenko after Scotland’s match against Denmark, and the defender confirmed that he was feeling fine.
A rather insipid friendly between Scotland and Denmark was livened up, when Liam Bridcutt lunged into a violent tackle on the Bhoys defender in the closing stages.
Bridcutt’s challenge could easily have merited a red card, but the referee was lenient with the Leeds United midfielder and allowed him to stay on the pitch.
Sviatchenko also appears to have come out of the tackle unscathed, as Gordon was keen to check on his club teammates’ well being after the match.
“I spoke to him after the game and he said he was okay,” Gordon said. “It was a big challenge on him. I think Liam got a bit of the ball but he certainly got everything else with it.”
Gordon would have been the happier of the Celtic pair after the match, as he managed to keep a clean-sheet in the contest.
Scotland took the lead in the seventh minute through Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie, and they protected their advantage for the rest of the match.
Sviatchenko’s and Gordon’s attentions will now return to club matters, with Celtic in action at the weekend.
The Bhoys take on Hearts on Saturday, and if they are able to win they will strengthen their position at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.