There’s been a lot of love shown to Scotland players this morning – with captain and Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson earning some of that.
The left-back was immense for Scotland as Steve Clarke’s side secured a huge 1-0 win over Austria in Vienna. It moves Scotland into second place in World Cup 2022 qualification Group F ahead of a defining match with Israel next month. Robertson suffered a fitness scare at the weekend against Moldova but the Liverpool man recovered.
He was up and down the left-flank all night and put plenty of crosses into the Austria box. But most importantly, he was assured defensively when Austria pushed for a goal late on.
Head coach Clarke said: “Every player was outstanding. We have come a long way. I think we can get better, I think we will get better and last night is another step on that road. It was no surprise to me. They are a really good group of players who want to be successful for their country and they showed that. So it was good.
“It just means (Israel) is another cup final. You have to keep picking up points. It was an important night for us to get something from the game. We managed to come here and put in a good performance, a good footballing performance when we got the ball down we passed it well.”
Fans have praised Robertson’s display in navy blue.
Andy Robertson was superb tonight. He gets held up to unrealistic expectations for 🏴 because he’s a CL and EPL winner, and we’re slow to praise him, but he deserves it tonight. That result will mean more to him that anyone. #Scotland #AUTSCO
— Tom Edgar (@Tedgar88) September 7, 2021
Billy Gilmour, Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney are the 3 best home grown players in the past 10 years. Hopefully Patterson develops in the way it looks and Scotland have a properly bright future. If we can get a Centre back at their level coming through then even better.
— A (@andyb124) September 7, 2021
Andy Robertson vs Austria
• 72% passing
• 26/36 passes
• 61 touches (1st for 🏴)
• 3/5 tackles (1st for 🏴)
• 3 clearances
• 3 interceptions (=1st in game)
Big performance in a huge win for Scotland 💪 pic.twitter.com/6SYMMS0aDb
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) September 7, 2021
Well done Scotland, played well, Gilmour, Robertson, Tierney, Mc Gregor outstanding.
— Douglas Park RSC (@bluenosewrx) September 7, 2021
Brilliant win for Scotland. Andy Robertson was brilliant
— Andy (@AndyTheRed83) September 7, 2021
This nightshift is brought to you by Andy Robertson's passion, Lyndon Dykes' composure, Calum McGregor's intelligence and John McGinn's muscular, 10-foot backside. https://t.co/ZTaz2vBvRY
— Jonathan Savage (@JSavageTweets) September 7, 2021
Proud of every single one of you 🏴 https://t.co/retVivsago
— Scottish Fitbaw (@SFitbaws) September 7, 2021
— Kyle Sutherland (@sutherlandkyle2) September 7, 2021
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