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Sheffield Utd striker McBurnie upset Scotland commitment being questioned

Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie is upset his commitment to Scotland has been questioned.

Last month he was criticised on social media after pulling out of the Nations League openers through injury before playing 45 minutes of a pre-season friendly the following day.

He told the Official Scotland Podcast: “People are well within their right to question my ability, that's more than fair enough. If people don't like me as a footballer, that's fine.

“But for me the hard one is the commitment because ever since I've been a kid I have seen myself as Scottish. That does hurt me.

“I have told the story many times where England were playing and me and my brother would go to school with Scotland flags painted on our face

“The football one hurts my family more than it hurts me but I am used to that stuff. I am kind of a love-hate person or player, a lot of people like to not like me.

“My mum and dad like to read that stuff and I keep telling them not to read it, it's never going to get any better.

“The older I got the more mature I have got and the more I have realised you are never going to please everybody. And especially the way I am as a person and a player, I am definitely never going to please everyone.

“That side of it is fine but all the boys in the squad know me and know how much I want to be here and help the team as much as possible."

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