THIS is the moment that Ryan Christie broke down CRYING after a penalty shootout win over Serbia sealed Scotland’s Euro 2020 dream.
The Celtic star fired Steve Clarke’s men into a 1-0 lead in the second half and looked certain to have sent the Scots to a first major tournament in 22-years.
Ryan Christie was visibly emotional after helping Scotland reach a major tournament for the first time in 22 years
The Celtic star couldn’t hold back his tears in an interview after the game
However, subbed off late, Luka Jovic netted a last-minute header for the Serbs, sending the game to extra time.
Scotland held on after enduring some big periods of pressure and David Marshall was yet again the penalty hero for the nation.
He palmed away Mitrovic’s spot kick to end a generation of failure, hurt and anguish.
The whole country are emotional – and the Scotland stars were no different.
And emotional goal hero Christie summed up the mood of Scotland perfectly.
A teary Christie said: “It’s just an amazing night. From the start we kind of believed. In the last couple of camps we’ve picked up so much belief in each other.
“Even the way the game went tonight, conceding that late equaliser, but still digging in and then penalties away from home.
“Big Marsh comes up again… amazing, unbelievable.
For 22 years the Tartan Army have watched some of the world’s best teams do battle at European Championships and World Cups.
Scotland go wild after reaching their first major finals since 1998Credit: Reuters
Scotland are up for the Euros, with David Marshall their hero keeperCredit: Reuters
It was agony for Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic as he misses the tenth and decisive shootout penalty to put Scotland into next summer’s Euros Credit: Reuters
“When you’re on the pitch you always feel like you can impact. But when you’re off you cant watch it – it’s horrible. That’s the worst I’ve ever been through.
“It’s just everything you know. For the whole nation, it’s been a horrible year for everyone. we knew that coming into the game – we could give a little something to the country and I hope everyone back home is having a party tonight because we deserve it.
“It’s a monkey off the back now and we’re just going to move on from here.”
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.