Andy Robertson still leads the way at Euro 2020 in one particular stat. That’s despite exiting at the Group Stage with Scotland.
Euro 2020 didn’t go the way Andy Robertson hoped. He still made history, though, as the first player to captain Scotland at a major tournament since 1998.
It felt as though they had a chance of getting out of the group, too. England and Croatia would be tough to beat but the Czech Republic felt there for the taking.
Unfortunately, they lost 2-0 to the Czech’s in the opening game, largely thanks to a sensational goal from Patrik Schick. It was an uphill battle from there.
Still, a 0-0 draw with England set up a tense game with Croatia – win and Scotland were through. They held their own for a while at Hampden Park, too, with the score 1-1 at the hour mark.
But then a moment of absolute genius from Luka Modric ended their hopes, with Ivan Perisic sealing a 3-1 win on 77 minutes. And that was it for Scotland.
Heartbreak for Robertson, then. He’ll have wanted to at least push his team to the knockout stages but it wasn’t to be.
Not for a want of trying, though. The Liverpool star did all he could to help his team along – as shown by the official Euro 2020 stats sheet.
Robertson at Euro 2020
By the end of the group stage, Robertson had completed more crosses than any other player in the competition. And he still sits on top even after the first knockout round.
Robertson may hold onto top spot for the rest of the competition, too. Only one other player in the top seven remains in the competition – Switzerland’s Ricardo Rodriguez.
They’ll face Spain in the next round with a good chance of going out (though, we said the same about their game against France). Robertson really could finish the competition with the most completed crosses, then.
But it’s worth pointing out that Robertson wasn’t just crossing for nothing. Per Whoscored, he averaged the third-most created chances per game in the group stage.
Robertson created three per game, behind only Marco Verratti (4.5) and Kevin De Bruyne (3.3). And they have Ciro Immobile and Romelu Lukaku to aim for.
We think Robertson deserves an awful lot of praise for his performances, then. He was in a weak team in this competition but truly did all he could to achieve something great.
Yes, he fell just short in the end but he also proved once and for all that he’s one of the best players around right now.