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