Celtic Invincible Craig Gordon opens up on Scotland disappointment

Former Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has opened up on the mixed emotions after making his 75th cap for Scotland before being cut from Steve Clarke’s squad to travel to Germany. The goalkeeper was a second-half substitute in Scotland’s 2-2 draw with Finland as the Hearts No.2 conceded twice in the final game before the European Championships kick off next Friday.

Taking to Instagram, the 41-year-old expressed his disappointment at being omitted from the final 26-man squad for the Euros.

Gordon is clearly not ready to hang up his gloves despite this setback. The player has lost a number of years due to injury and has insisted that he will keep playing as long as his body allows him. There is still the challenge of dismounting his Hearts teammate Zander Clark, who ha the gloves under Steven Naismith.

Clarke confirmed that Gordon and Rangers defender John Souttar would not be included in the squad to travel to Germany ahead of next Friday’s opener.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 15: John Souttar and Craig Gordon embrace at full time during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Scotland and Denmark at Hampden Park on November 15, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Gordon made 242 appearances at Celtic, winning an incredible 14 major honours in his time in the Hoops. Gordon spent six years at Celtic but following the expiry of his deal in 2020, no agreement was reached leaving the Invincible keeper free to join any club.

Hearts swooped to sign their former £9m export, who played just six games for Celtic from the beginning of 2019 up until his departure in the summer of 2020. However, the injury in December 2022 that left him with a broken leg, meant that he only made a limited amount of appearances for Hearts.

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