Robertson relieved after Scotland scrutiny
Andy Robertson says he found sanctuary inspiring Liverpool to another victory following a week of personal criticism playing for Scotland.
As the Scotland captain, Robertson was a focus of the post-mortem after another terrible week for his country. Few players in the squad experience such a contrast in quality as Liverpool’s full-back, whose world-class performances at Anfield are difficult to replicate in a limited Scotland line-up.
Robertson says he went through several days of soul-searching after defeats by Russia and Belgium.
“Trust me, it can happen. Unfortunately it happened twice over that last week,” the full-back said.
“I lock myself away. I don’t like to talk to anyone. That’s up to me to deal with and I dealt with it in the way that I felt was right and I’ll continue to do that. But I hope I’m not dealing with it because that means my performances are better and the team’s performances are better. It’s a team game, it’s not just one person, and unfortunately we didn’t perform as a team last week. I was just looking forward to getting back out on the pitch, not letting it affect me and try to concentrate on my game and things like that.”
Mane’s tap-in puts his side ahead 12 minutes later Mohamed Salah then steps up to seal points