Andy Robertson has sent a message of thanks to the Tartan Army after the Liverpool star helped earn major tournament qualification.
There’s some concern for the Scotland captain and Liverpool left-back after missing Sunday’s UEFA Nations League defeat to Slovakia. National team boss Steve Clarke didn’t want to push his tight hamstring before it was ‘torn.’
But it’s a knock that most likely won’t have dampened Robertson’s mood after heroics in Belgrade. The skipper played 120 minutes of the 1-1 Serbia draw before Scotland won 5-4 on penalty kicks.
It seals a spot at Euro 2020 next summer, a first tournament for the country since 1998. Robertson has thanked the support for their efforts over the 22 years of hurt.
“Thank you for all your support over the years, but especially this last week,” he began. “I know we’ve been far away, but we’ve felt your love from afar and we know how much it means to the country.
“We’ve been watching all the videos, it’s amazing to see everyone smiling back home through a very tough time. I’m glad it made you as happy as it made us.
“Thursday night is the most special night we’ve had as Scotland fans and Scotland players in a long, long time.
“Now we have a big summer to look forward to. I hope to see you at Hampden, fingers crossed for that to be possible and we can celebrate together.”
Whether the Liverpool ace will help Scotland win their Nations League Group B section away to Israel this week remains to be seen. It is possible that Robertson may still be struggling with the effects of a hamstring injury.