The defender’s worldwide desires are in tatters, simply days after consecutive silverware misses at membership degree
Scotland captain Andy Robertson says it has been “the toughest 10 days of my football career” after his facet have been crushed by Ukraine of their Qatar 2022 World Cup semi-final play-off qualifier on Wednesday shortly after back-to-back membership heartbreaks at Liverpool.
Steve Clarke’s facet have been eradicated after an under-par efficiency in Glasgow towards an emotional opponent enjoying their first sport since they have been invaded by Russia in February.
That letdown got here sizzling on the heels of Robertson lacking out within the Champions League closing and Premier League title race.
What has Robertson stated about Scotland’s shortfall?
“Personally, it’s been the toughest 10 days of my football career, of course it has been,” Robertson advised a Scotland press convention. “Emotionally, mentally, bodily, every little thing. So it isn’t been nice.
“To be sincere, I’ll cope with that myself, I’ll go away and take into consideration that myself. But I’m simply gutted for these lads in there. Obviously, I used to be determined for them to get to a World Cup and play on the most important stage and sadly we have now fallen quick.
“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 will be. That’s why it hurts so much.”
What comes subsequent for Scotland?
Scotland should now park their disappointment and put together to get caught in for the 2022-23 Nations League.
They will play Armenia residence and away later this month, with a visit to face the Republic of Ireland sandwiched in-between.
Ukraine in the meantime will look to finish an emotionally charged run by to Qatar 2022 once they make the journey to face Wales in a winner-takes-all closing UEFA qualifier on Sunday in Cardiff.