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Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke comments on wanting to play at the top

Denmark's Pierre Hojbjerg and Scotland's Oliver Burke in action

The Scotland winger recently featured against Italy.

Denmark's Pierre Hojbjerg and Scotland's Oliver Burke in actionDenmark's Pierre Hojbjerg and Scotland's Oliver Burke in action

Scotland and Nottingham Forest winger Oliver Burke has certainly had a season to remember. He made his breakthrough at the City Ground and also made his international debut for Scotland.

The teenager’s most recent appearance for Scotland came in the 1-0 defeat to Italy, his second cap for his country.

His next appearance could come against France – yet another tough opposition for the young Forest talent.

Speaking to The Herald this week he has spoken ill of those who are criticising Scotland for playing such tough opposition, suggesting he wants to get to the top and get there by playing the best:

"It's all about the experience and testing ourselves, playing against the very best. What else do you want?

"It was a great experience. They are a tough team, a world-class team, but for me individually it was a massive experience. I really enjoyed it and I can only take the positives out of it.

"Even watching, you can learn a lot. It was a massive learning experience for me, still being young.

Nottingham Forest's Oliver Burke shoots at goalNottingham Forest's Oliver Burke shoots at goal

"It's hard to see the difference but they are world-class players playing at the highest level.

"It was a learning curve and something I want to strive for, to play at the very top. By watching them and seeing what they do in certain situations, I can learn myself.”

Burke has had a breakthrough campaign with Forest. He played 21 times for the club this season and he also managed to score his first goal for the club, eventually scoring twice last season.

His hopes of playing at the very top are understandable for such a precocious young talent but Forest fans will be hoping he is in no rush.

To get there with his current club he will first need to help them to promotion from the Championship which, currently, looks unlikely to be in the near future.

Hopefully he will make it to the top of his game at one point. Forest fans will just hope that is with them.

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