Liverpool and Scotland star Andy Robertson has opened up on the one thing he regrets from his career so far.
It’s been a well-documented rise to prominence for the current Tartan Army captain. His journey from part-time football at Queen’s Park to a Champions League winner and soon-to-be Premier League champion with Liverpool has won several plaudits.
Robertson has plenty to smile about on reflection of his career so far, however, there is one regret. Speaking to the Daily Mail, the Scotland left-back insists a flashpoint with Lionel Messi stands out as one thing he doesn’t look back on with fondness.
“When I look back on things I don’t really regret anything because I feel as if everything is experience that makes you what you are,” Robertson said. “But I do look back at that moment with Messi as one regret. I don’t like seeing it. When I saw it afterwards I was gutted.
“I have nothing but respect for him and Barcelona, but we went into that game with the attitude that we were 3-0 down, we needed a miracle, we needed something special and if that little thing stopped the best player in the world playing to his full potential…
“But I do regret it. That’s not me as a person. That’s not my personality. But that night a lot of things happened that you don’t really remember.”
A thrilling match
It was a remarkable encounter in which Robertson had his confrontation with Messi. After trailing 3-0 from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final match against the Catalan giants, Robertson helped inspire Liverpool to an Anfield comeback.
They beat Barca 4-0 and proceeded to the Champions League final, where Robertson again was a star as Jurgen Klopp’s side won 2-0. During the 4-0 Anfield battle though, Scotland’s captain shoved Messi.
One of football’s best lay on the turf after feeling like he’d been fouled and Robertson gave him a push after it. Clearly, it’s something Robertson doesn’t like to look back on.
The left-back will be back in action this weekend when Liverpool take on Watford this Saturday.