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The Last 10 Days Of Andy Robertson's Career Have Been His 'Toughest' And You Can See Why

Daniel Marland

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The Last 10 Days Of Andy Robertson's Career Have Been His 'Toughest' And You Can See Why

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Andy Robertson has admitted the last 10 days are the toughest of his entire career after suffering heartbreak in three different competitions.

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Scotland captain Robertson was part of the side that lost 3-1 to Ukraine in Wednesday's World Cup playoff semi-final.

It means the Tartan Army's 24 year wait for a World Cup appearance goes on and it capped off a miserable fortnight for Robertson.

Liverpool were pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City on the final day of the season and that started Robertson's woes.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

He then played in the Champions League final last weekend, which the Reds lost 1-0 to Real Madrid despite being favourites.

Liverpool did win the Carabao and FA Cup earlier this year and Robertson attended the trophy parade on Sunday.

The 28-year-old was snapped with a beer in his hand and he was slammed by Scotland fans for not taking their big playoff game days later seriously.

It's all proven too much for the usually upbeat Robertson, who is emotionally drained.

He declared: "Personally, it's been the toughest 10 days of my football career, of course it has been. Emotionally, mentally, physically, everything. So it's not been great.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"But to be honest I will deal with that myself, I will go away and think about that myself.

"I am just gutted for those lads in there. Obviously I was desperate for them to get to a World Cup and play on the biggest stage and unfortunately we have fallen short.

"But we need to be ready the next time it comes around. The way it is with international football, people get older and you never know when your last chance of it will be. That's why it hurts so much."

Some Scotland fans demanded Robertson be stripped of the captaincy after his performance at Hampden Park.

Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk mean Ukraine will now face Wales on Sunday for a spot in Qatar next winter.

"We didn't put a performance in that deserved to go through," Robertson continued in an honest assessment. "We didn't quite get our foot on the ball. They settled quicker. Usually in these games the team that settles quicker has the upper hand, and that's what happened.

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Image Credit: Alamy

"We didn't play our football until it was too late. We knew they were going to tire but we didn't start really putting pressure on them until the last 15 when you are 2-0 down and you start chasing the game and you leave yourselves open to counter-attacks.

"But we had to push and we gave it a fight for the last 15, but that's not good enough to win a game."

Robertson is still regarded as one of the best left-backs in world football and featured 46 times for Liverpool this campaign.

He managed to score three goals and register a whopping 15 assists, with 10 of those in the league.

Only teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah registered more, with 12 and 13 respectively.

Topics: Andy Robertson, Liverpool, Scotland

Daniel Marland
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