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'Busting a gut for the country': Liverpool star wows his nation with his 'best performance' to date

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson endured a bittersweet day on Monday.

The Reds ace had the honour of leading Scotland out in their first major tournament since 1998.

However, he couldn’t prevent his side from falling to a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic.

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Scotland gave a good account of themselves at Hampden Park, with 58 percent possession and 19 efforts.

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Sadly, the Czechs were more clinical as Patrik Schick scored twice.

His first was a header three minutes before half time, while his second was a superb looping effort from the halfway line.

Robertson was one of his team’s best players on the day.

Although the 27-year-old missed a great opportunity to give Scotland a first-half lead, he was outstanding throughout.

According to Opta – via Optus Sport – the Liverpool full-back created six chances.

This was most by a player at Euro 2020 so far and the best by a Scotsman after Gary McAllister had 10 against Germany in 1992.

And his nation’s media sung his praises.

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Liverpool star so good it was “hard to find fault”

The Daily Record gave Robertson 7/10 and wrote: “The skipper will be haunted by the first half chance that got away when he blasted over.

“But it was hard to find fault when he was busting a gut for the country.

“He tried to drive the team but he constantly appealed for calm among the ranks but too many couldn’t match his composure.”

Meanwhile, Edinburgh Live wrote: “Without left hand sidekick Kieran Tierney the skipper had to step up.

“Set up Dykes early on before being denied himself by a great save.”

And Herald Scotland wrote: “Best performance in a Scotland shirt to date.

“Bombed forward on the left flank at every opportunity and defended brilliantly. Saw his powerful strike tipped over in the first half.”

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