Scotland boss Steve Clarke has praised Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson and the qualities he has as captain.
The Scots skipper has been criticised in recent times by some fans following poor displays for his country against Belgium and Russia.
Clarke has defended the Reds man, saying that he should be praised for how he conducts himself as captain.
He told the Daily Record: “Andy takes a lot of responsibility on himself, the fact that he is such a high profile player. He is the captain of the squad and he takes a lot on himself.
“He should be commended for that rather than criticised. He wants the team to do well and he’s determined to lead us to Euro 2020.
“That’s a great attribute to have from your captain and one of your key players.”
Robertson has the backing of Scotland boss Clarke
There’s no denying that Robertson has exceptional talent, with strong arguments to be made for him being the left-back in the world following a Champions League winning season at Anfield.
On the international scene though it hasn’t been quite as easy. Since his appointment as captain, Scotland have won just five games, with two of them coming against Albania and the others coming against Cyprus, Israel and San Marino.
It has lead to criticism from some but Clarke knows how good Robertson is. The Scots manager will know that when Robertson is on his game, he is the best player on the park.
He just needs to start guiding his national team to more victories and improve his win record of 42%. Only then will he silence some of his harshest skeptics.