Scotland captain Andy Robertson says he will ‘sacrifice’ himself for the national team ‘again and again’ after the Liverpool man played in an unusual right-back position.
The left-back’s starting spot on the opposite side of Steve Clarke’s Scotland defence shocked fans as Denmark won 2-0 in World Cup qualification action in Copenhagen. Clarke’s team must win against Moldova and Austria in the next five days to have any chance of making Qatar 2022, and the Liverpool man knows it wasn’t good enough.
Robertson said of the game and switch to right-back: “The gaffer pulled us in when we knew Stephen O’Donnell and Nathan Patterson weren’t going to make it. He asked me to do a job there. I sacrifice myself for this squad every time and I’ll do it again and again not a problem, that’s part of it.
“As long as I’m out there getting a cap then so be it. Of course I’m more comfortable on the left, you saw that second-half but I tried to do a job to help the team. It was really disappointing. The way we played the first half, we knew they were going to come out and get a lift from their crowd and we had to weather the storm. And I don’t think we did.
“We weren’t brave enough on the ball, our distribution from the back wasn’t good enough and we couldn’t keep the ball. We kept inviting pressure and we had a crazy four or five minutes and against a good team that’s where a game ends. We were determined at half-time to not concede anymore and come into the game and I thought we did that.”
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