Former Toon boss John Carver has described the ‘embarrassing’ moment he injured himself in Scotland’s dramatic Euro celebrations.
Carver ended up on crutches after damaging his calf among the pandemonium following David Marshall’s penalty save to deny Aleksandr Mitrovic.
Interestingly, the self proclaimed ‘best manager in the Premier League’ also revealed that he knew the ex-Toon striker was going to miss, telling Sky Sports about the revision that had been done beforehand.
Here is what Carver said about the ’embarrassing’ injury, wild celebrations and Mitrovic miss:
“It was pretty embarrassing if I’m being honest.
“You know what it’s like; the adrenaline is flowing, we’d watched the penalties.
“I knew Mitrovic was going to miss because, sitting next to Steve Woods, the goalkeeping coach, the plane, and I saw him miss a couple there.
“I knew where he was going to put the ball and when I’d seen ‘Marshy’ spring up and make a wonderful save – that was it.
“Within the first five steps, the goalkeeping coach tried to trip me up, Steven Reid jumped on my back, and then the next thing; I was shot.
“It felt like I’d been shot in the calf. I was in so much pain, I’ve never experienced pain like it.”
Carver’s loyalties will be split next summer as Scotland are set to face England at Wembley Stadium in their second group game.
Appointing him as assistant coach has turned out to be a master stroke as the Tartan Army have reached their first major tournament since 1998.