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Robertson’s Scotland heartbreak may ease Liverpool concern

Andy Robertson’s heartbreaking exit from Euro 2020 with Scotland is very good news for Liverpool.

The Tartan Army skipper’s side went out after a 3-1 defeat to Croatia on Tuesday left them on just one point from their three games in Group D.

Robertson was understandably distraught, with a win guaranteeing them a spot in the last-16 thanks to the impressive 0-0 draw against England.

But the left-back insisted he was full of pride for his national team-mates and that the future was bright for Scotland.

“It’s massively disappointing,” he said. “Croatia showed why they’ve got to a World Cup final. Second half, they showed their experience and Modric ran the game.

A dejected Andy Robertson looks on with Scotland exiting Euro 2020

“But I’m so proud to be captain of this country and these players. I know we’ve fallen short but the love we’ve felt from the nation has been special.

“The squad has a lot of potential and it’s important we build on this.”

Despite Robertson’s disappointment, there is no doubting that the Scot is in serious need of a break after a very long season.

According to sports scientist Simon Brundish, the 27-year-old played by far the most minutes of any season he has previously been involved with, up 20 per cent from his previous record.

But even more impressively, Brundish claims that Robertson covered more “high speed metres” than any other football in the world.

Giving fans a greater insight into his thoughts about Scotland this summer, Robertson claimed there would be more to come from the current crop of stars north of the border.

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In an extensive Twitter thread, Robertson wrote: “Where to even start?! I suppose the first thing to do is to say that we are sorry for falling short in the end. We desperately wanted to make even more history but we didn’t quite get there and it hurts.

“Seeing the entire country not only following what we’ve done and supporting us but lifting us every step of the way made a big difference.

“From the incredible support of the Tartan Army to the kids in the street wearing Scotland shirts, we’ve felt your love and been inspired by it.

“To captain this country and these boys means the world to me and the feeling I’ve had leading them out in a tournament is impossible to describe!

“What matters now is that we do all that we can to ensure that this is the start of a wonderful journey rather than the end.

“We want more. We want to qualify for more tournaments and we want to make the people of this magnificent country even prouder!

“We will give everything we have to make this a reality. Scotland it’s been a pleasure.”




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