Andrew Robertson will be leading Scotland in Euro 2020 which started on 11th June. Scotland manager Steve Clark named the 26-man squad for the mega event and handed the armband to Roberston. The left-back will be key to Scotland’s hopes for a successful Euro 2020 campaign.
Robertson will be the first player to captain Scotland in an international competition since Colin Hendry in the 1998 World Cup. He made his senior debut for the country in 2014 against Poland in a friendly fixture and was appointed as the skipper four years later. The left-back is among the world’s top players owing to his speed, energy, and crossing ability.
Also, Robertson has been an experienced campaigner for Liverpool and has represented the club in 132 matches since 2017. He made an excellent start for them winning the Player of the Match award in his debut game against Crystal Palace. Robertson was a part of the Liverpool side which won the Premier League in 2019 and also the UEFA Champions League in the same year.
With a qualification in the Euro 2020, he would like to add another trophy to his cabinet. This is Scotland’s first appearance in an international tournament since the 1988 FIFA World Cup and also the first European Championship since Euro 1996. Robertson’s performance will play a major role in where Scotland will end in the competition.
Scotland will hope to secure a top-two finish in the group stage to ensure automatic qualification for the first time in the knockout rounds of an international event.
Scotland’s campaign in Euro 2020
Scotland qualified for Euro 2020 with five wins and as many losses in the qualifiers finishing third below Belgium and Russia.
They are placed in Group D and will start their campaign against the Czech Republic on 14th June in Glasgow followed by a clash against England on 18th June in London and will conclude the group stage on 22nd June against Croatia in Glasgow.