Liverpool star Andy Robertson’s form for Scotland has been debated after growing discussion on his Scotland role.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke has defended his captain this week after some criticised the Liverpool star for not carrying his Anfield performances into international matches. Former Scotland defender Willie Miller has defender him.
He said (BBC): “Andy Robertson is a victim of his own quality. He does usually play in a back four with Liverpool but at the same time I still think he’s more than good enough to justify his inclusion in the [Scotland] team.”
Fellow ex-Scots international Leanne Crichton shared similar sentiment, adding: “Being the national captain isn’t just the luxury of walking out with the armband on. Andy Robertson is vital to this team, at no point does he strut around thinking he’s better than everyone else. He always gives his absolute all.”
There’s a difference in opinion for ex-Scotland international Billy Dodds. He believes that the current captain won’t be able to carry on his Liverpool form as often, the left-back grabbing an assist as Scotland beat Faroe Islands 4-0 on Wednesday.
Dodds said: “Andy Robertson is still a class player and we should use him while we have him. He isn’t playing with the same quality he does at Liverpool, or in the same formation. He’s more than capable – he just won’t do it as often.”
Scotland sit second in their World Cup qualification group after five points from nine in three opening matches with Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands.
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