Charlie Adam launches stunning attack on Gordon Strachan

Charlie Adam has been left out in the cold by Gordon Strachan. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Charlie Adam has been left out in the cold by Gordon Strachan. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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Snubbed Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam has launched a blistering attack on national team boss Gordon Strachan.

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Adam last played for Scotland in June 2015 and hasn’t featured in a competitive fixture since the 2-0 defeat to Serbia way back in March 2013. He’s played sparingly since Strachan took over from Craig Levein.

The Stoke City midfielder believes his continued omission is down to Strachan having his favourites and refusing to consider anyone else. He also criticised Strachan for a lack of communication.

He told Radio Five Live: “He will say I’ve not played enough games - but I’d disagree with him. He’s given people opportunities who haven’t been playing for their clubs for a number of months. Obviously my face doesn’t fit at the moment.

“I am not saying the manager should call me. I am not saying I am the best player for Scotland. But I feel I can add something different to what they have.

“I think it’s important to have a relationship with your players. We are not a nation blessed with 50 or 60 top players, playing at the highest level. We are not an England, where everyone is playing in the Premier League.

“Do certain faces not fit? Yes. One hundred percent. I don’t know why. There’s no communication.

Adam also questioned the decision to drop Oliver Burke for the recent defeat in Slovakia.

“We’ve got a kid who goes to Leipzig for £13m who wasn’t even in the squad in Slovakia after playing really well against Malta. I don’t understand.”

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