Pat Bonner: Craig Gordon Can Still Make It To Euro 2020 at Celtic- He Should Stay At Parkhead
Euro 2020 is coming soon. We will be able to see games related to football opening up for bets in sites such as Online Casino Review. Here is a snippet of what is happening at the Celtic. Pat Bonner has told Craig Gordon he can still be involved with Scotland at the Euro 2020 finals despite not being first choice keeper at Celtic this season – urged him to remain at Parkhead.
Gordon, whose current deal will be running out in the summer, is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club from January and could push to go out on a loan in the second half of the 2019/20 campaign.
The 54-times capped 36- year old has lost his place in the national team to David Marshall and is keen to get back playing regularly in order to reclaim his position.
Steve Clarke’s men take on Israel in the Euro 2020 play-off-semi-final at Hampden on March 26 and will secure a place in their first finals since France’98 if they win that game and then beat either Norway or Serbia Away in the final.
But Bonner, who has made 80 appearances for the Republic of Ireland and represented his country at the Euro ’88 and Euro ’92 finals, believes the Scot still has a future at the treble winners and can fulfil his international ambitions there.
“It’s difficult for Craig,” he said. “He’s done exceptionally well at Celtic. Even when he was brought back for the Cluj game recently, he made some excellent saves. You need a top-quality second-choice goalkeeper.
“You need to be ready to play when called upon in the situation and he proved in Romania that he is.”
“Craig is 36 years of age. His career got back on track at Celtic, he won medals and made money. If it was me and I was in his shoes, I would stay.
“I think his next step is getting into coaching and thinking about the next part of his career. So where else would you go where you are going to be involved in European football and winning trophies?”
“He could still play for another couple of years and who knows what can happen? He could be in the Celtic team at the drop of a hat.”
Bonner added: “I understand the international situation is a big thing for him and, if he’s not playing at Celtic, he probably won’t play for Scotland.
“But Craig would always be in the squad because he’s good enough and going to the Euros could be a lovely end to his career”.