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'He's fantastic': BBC pundit in awe of 27-year-old Liverpool man's 'world class' display for his country

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson endured a bittersweet day on Monday.

The Reds star captained Scotland in their first major tournament game since 1998.

However, they suffered a defeat in their opening Euro 2020 game against 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.

Liverpool ace gave “a captain’s performance”

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 fullback 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 BBC Sport pundit Darren Fletcher was eager to sing his countryman’s praises at full time.

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“Andy Robertson is a world class left-back and he showed that here today,” he said (16:38).

“A captain’s performance, drove the team on.

“He does it for Liverpool, he does it for Scotland. He’s fantastic.

“But he won’t be thinking ‘I’ve played well today’.

“His team lost 2-0 and he was captain – that’s all he will be thinking about.”

Scotland are next in action on Friday night, against England.

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