Liverpool star Andy Robertson gave an outstanding performance for Scotland in their Euro 2020 opener today.
Unfortunately for him, his side lost out to the Czech Republic in a 2-0 defeat in Group D.
The left-back was captaining his country in their first game at a major tournament since 1998.
As his nation’s only undoubtedly world-class player, Robertson led by example and inspired his side to a spirited performance.
While they failed to get the win, Steve Clarke’s side worked their socks off in front of a home crowd at Hampden Park.
They were the better team in the first half and were unfortunate to concede to a 42nd minute Patrick Schick header.
The Bayer Leverkusen man struck again early in the second half. His astonishing halfway line chip will most likely win the goal of the tournament.
The Scots had a series of chances to score themselves but unfortunately couldn’t find the net.
Robertson shows why he is the main man for Scotland
The Glasgow crowd were clearly in awe of their star man. There were numerous renditions of the Andy Robertson chant that we were used to hearing on the Kop in the pre-Covid days.
He set the tone early with a few physical duels with West Ham right-back Vladimir Coufal. The pair had a great battle for the full 90 minutes.
The captain made two tackles in total.
But it was on the ball where Robertson really shone. He created five chances, more than anyone else on the pitch.
He put in a huge 15 crosses, seven of which were met by a navy shirt.
The quality of Robertson’s balls were almost unbelievable. Lyndon Dykes and Che Adams really should have done more with the service that they got.
The 27-year-old looked levels above his teammates, who looked for him at every opportunity.
Robertson could have had a goal in the first half, but his well-struck shot was tipped over the bar by Tomas Vaclik.
He made more dribbles than anybody on the pitch, with four.
Robertson really couldn’t have done more in his quest to get the win for his side.
He proved why he is the best left-back in world football.
Next up for him and Scotland is a huge game against England on Friday.