Scotland boss Steve Clarke revealed he has no issue with Andy Robertson enjoying Liverpool’s end of the season celebrations and insisted that he is ready to lead the side in their World Cup playoff semi-final against Ukraine. The winner will face Wales in the play-off final in Cardiff. Robertson was criticized by a few people for dancing and drinking during their bus parade in Liverpool.
“Obviously Liverpool had a great season, although probably when they finished the last game against Real Madrid they didn’t feel like they’d had a great season,” Scotland boss Steve Clarke said about Andy Robertson. “They had a great day out with their fans in Liverpool, some good images of Andy relaxing and enjoying himself. I think it was important for him to do that, it was important for him to enjoy it. Now he’s back up here and he’s ready to go for probably the biggest game of his captaincy.”
“We always said we would be guided by the Ukrainians as to how they felt. They made a decision to get their football players out of the country and into a training camp to prepare for the game because they want to play, they want to try and give their nation a boost by qualifying for Qatar,” he added. “The game goes ahead but still with the horrific outside influence, for us, we focus on the game of football. Nothing but good thoughts and good wishes for them, except during the game. They want to go to Qatar to represent their country but I’m desperate to go to Qatar with Scotland, my staff is desperate to go, and most importantly our players are desperate to take their country to a World Cup final so that’s what we focus on.”