Scotland international Robert Snodgrass has cranked up the heat ahead of Friday’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against England by insisting the hosts’ supporters “don’t want England to do well”.
The 29-year-old, who has 20 international caps and is set to start at Wembley Stadium later this week, has scored five goals and provided one assist in 11 appearances in all competitions for Premier League side Hull City so far this season.
But switching his attention to the current international break, the winger claimed England fans want the Three Lions to lose, as well as admitting that Scots love seeing their rivals suffer defeat.
He said, via the Daily Mail, “‘I think the full country does, to be honest.
“That’s just the way we were brought up. I speak to English people and I don’t think they want England to do well because it’s the same old story all the time.
“That’s sad, actually, when you think about it, when everyone up here is rooting for you being Scottish and wanting the country to do well.
“It’s a different mentality. We want to get to tournaments, and for England it’s “we want to win it”.”