Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has piled praise on Liverpool and Scotland star Andy Robertson, insisting he could change the Scotland v Belgium match.
Scotland come into the game with their Euro 2020 qualification hopes via the groups in tatters, following a 2-1 defeat to Russia. Coming up against the world class Belgians, it could be a long night for Steve Clarke’s side.
Alderweireld insists that the Belgians will have to watch for the Reds left-back, as he could have an impact on proceedings.
He told the Daily Record: “Scotland didn’t have Andy Robertson in June when we played them and they had four or five players out too.
“Of course I know Robertson very well because I have played against him plenty of times, including in the Champions League Final. And Scotland have a lot of young, quality players who now play in the Premier League.
“So they have more quality, but if we play with the same intensity and level we showed against them in Brussels, then we should be okay.”
Robertson has to improve for Belgium clash
We all know about Robertson’s star ability, but he was off the boil against Russia. He was culpable for their first goal and was often caught out of position during the game.
It wasn’t a stellar performance from the left-back a nation admires. Sadly for him, because he is so good compared to his teammates, his off days are very visible.
Alderweireld clearly knows about the Scotsman’s ability. It’s a testament to the ex-Dundee United man that world class defenders like the Spurs stopper recognise the danger he possesses.
How much Robertson will be able to influence this clash is questionable. Belgium won 4-0 on their last trip to Hampden and won 3-0 against Clarke’s side back in June.
Up against the likes of Adnan Januzaj or Dries Mertens perhaps, the Reds left-back will have his hands full against the Red Devils. Alderweireld can clearly see that he poses a threat to his national side.