Hearts captain Craig Gordon: 'If I do well there then I give myself a chance' as keeper responds to Scotland question

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon has his sights firmly set on representing Scotland at Euro 2024.

Hearts' Craig Gordon still has long-term aspirations for club and country.
Hearts' Craig Gordon still has long-term aspirations for club and country.

The 39-year-old declared he had no plans to step away from international football and hopes to impress Scotland manager Steve Clarke with his performances for Hearts this season.

The national team suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat against Ukraine in their World Cup play-off semi-final in June, so will miss out on this year’s tournament.

Gordon impressed in the game despite it ending in disappointment and went on to win his 70th cap in the Nations League victory in Armenia.

The former Celtic and Sunderland keeper signed a new contract at Tynecastle last season which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024, when the next European Championship finals take place in Germany.

When asked about Euro 2024 at the launch of the world’s largest inflatable assault course at Conifox Adventure Park in Edinburgh, the Hearts captain said: “I’ll just keep going as long as I can. It’s up to the manager to pick the team but I’ll try and play as well as I can for Hearts.

“If I do well there then I give myself a chance to get picked by the manager.”