Berra relishing Team GB chance
Christophe Berra believes players who are given the chance to represent Team GB at the Olympics would be "mad" to reject such an opportunity.
Last Updated: 24/05/12 6:34pm
Scotland defender Christophe Berra believes that players who are given the chance to represent Team GB at the Olympics would be "mad" to reject such an opportunity.
Wolverhampton Wanderers team-mate Steven Fletcher - who is unlikely to feature for the national team again under Craig Levein - is on the list of 80 players in contention for the 2012 Games squad.
Other Scots could also make the grade, although Celtic boss Neil Lennon has told Stuart Pearce that James Forrest will not be fit enough for selection, while Aston Villa's Barry Bannan appears to have had a change of heart amid opposition to his participation.
The Scottish Football Association is unable to block anyone from taking part but has made it clear that it does not want its players involved for fear of risking the country's identity within FIFA.
However, Berra believes the chance to represent Team GB at the Games is an opportunity players should relish.
"The Olympics are one of the biggest events in the world," he told the Press Association Sport.
"I think anyone who had the opportunity to play there and represent their country would be mad to turn it down.
"The chance to get a gold or a silver medal, you would cherish that for life and you can always say that to your kids and your grandchildren.
"I don't think anyone would rule it out."