SOUTHAMPTON forward Che Adams believes Scotland can make history by progressing past the group stage at EURO 2024.

Scotland have never reached the knockout stage of a major international tournament, however, Adams is confident that can change this summer.

Steve Clarke's side have been drawn in Group A alongside Germany, Hungary and Switzerland after only losing once during qualification.

Having come off the bench, Adams was on the scoresheet during Scotland's 2-0 win over Gibraltar on Monday evening.

Despite the tricky group, the 27 year old insisted his side are aiming to reach the next round for the first time. 

He told the Daily Record: “Everyone just loves being part of it and we’re determined to pull that shirt on and make the nation proud.

“We have to aim to do as well as we can. Getting out of the group would be massive for us – and it’s possible for this squad.

"We have to take each game on its own and try to pick up as many points as possible. We know how difficult it is, and this group in particular.

"But we can achieve great things for the nation and make everyone proud."

Daily Echo: Che Adams played a key role in Southampton's promotion this seasonChe Adams played a key role in Southampton's promotion this season (Image: PA)

Scotland's last EUROs campaign saw them exit at the group stage having drawn against England between defeat to Croatia and Czech Republic.

Adams had to spend time in isolation ahead of the tournament after a COVID scare but returned in time to play all three games.

However, he insists the build-up to this summer's tournament has been much more smooth: “It’s very different to the last EUROs.

"That was a strange time. We had COVID back then and you were always on a bit of an edge," he added.

"I remember John Fleck tested positive in Spain and a few of us had to quarantine with him as contacts.

“It was a bit crazy. This time around it feels a bit different. We have been in Glasgow and then out to Portugal. You can feel it building and everyone is enjoying it.

“I’m sure there will be some plans made by Graham Jones (SFA performance director for the camp, like quiz nights and all that stuff. We are all looking forward to it.”

Scotland get their campaign underway against hosts Germany in the showpiece tournament opener on Friday, June 14.

Adams remains in talks with Southampton over a new contract. His current deal is set to expire this summer.