Scotland slumped to a 4-0 defeat to Belgium in their latest international disappointment.

Considering that three of the four goals were scored in the first half, Steve Clarke’s side are lucky to have escaped without a heavier margin of defeat. The Belgians simply outclassed the home side.

The Belgians were outstanding. (Photo by Alex Morton – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

After a poor night against Russia, Liverpool ace Andy Robertson had a point to prove against the Belgians. Sadly for him, whilst there was improvement from the Russia game, it wasn’t enough to make an impact on proceedings.

Some Scotland fans have reacted to the full-back’s performance.

Robertson has a different role with Scotland

It hasn’t been a great set of games for Robertson. They have highlighted clear weaknesses in his game, especially defensively.

Robertson struggled defensively.  (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Some wonder why his performances are a contrast to what they are like for Liverpool. Perhaps the reason comes down to how both sides set up.

At Anfield, Robertson is given free license to roam forward and get crosses into the box. He’s more like a wing-back due to the nature of his attacking role.

With Scotland though, he has to adjust his game a bit to become more defensive. It means that he doesn’t have as many opportunities to go forward, which puts him under more pressure defensively.

Robertson has a different role at Anfield compared to Scotland. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

This has lead to him making some errors going back the way. His positioning has been off at times and he has been beaten in one on one situations a few times.

Overall, Robertson will likely have some regrets looking back on these fixtures. He’ll hope to pick up his form at Liverpool following a demoralising spell away with the national side.

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