Kevin Keegan looks ahead to the Scotland clash at Wembley in August
Former England boss Kevin Keegan is delighted to see the England v Scotland game coming back to Wembley in August to mark The FA’s 150th anniversary.
Keegan, who won 63 caps as a player, was in charge of the Three Lions the last time they met the Auld Enemy in 1999, in the Euro 2000 play-offs, which England won 2-1 over two legs.
The upcoming friendly will provide players with an unforgettable experience, one which Keegan feels today’s stars are missing out on.
He said: “When I was England Manager we played Scotland in that qualifier and just scraped through.
“I said then that the players’ of today are missing something when they don’t have England v Scotland games or other home internationals as they played a big part of my international career. In fact my first three caps were against Wales.”
Keegan added: “It’s a fantastic thing to have this game back, and lets hope it becomes a permanent fixture again.
“We all live on the same island, we all speak the same language, but we all want to play each other for 90 minutes and try and beat each other, and that’s the way it should be.”
The fixture with Scotland was one of those announced to mark the FA150 celebrations this year.
On The FA, Keegan said: “It’s in an incredible organisation and it sometimes get flak from here and there, like we all do, but when you look at all the things it does, it does do a fantastic job of looking after the game we all love.”
Full ticket details for England v Scotland will be announced on TheFA.com tomorrow.