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Andrew Robertson slams Scotland loss to Russia, says ‘no one showed up’ and fumes at goal reaction

Date added: 11/12/2019

Following their loss to Russia abandoned their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes scotland captain Andrew Robertson fumed in his team-mates.
Despite having a 10th-minute guide through John McGinn, Scotland were defeated with targets in each half by Artem Dzyuba and a second-half particular goal from Stephen O’Donnell, leaving them six points off the second qualifying spot in Group I and with Belgium to stop by Hampden Park on Monday night, live on Sky Sports.
Robertson took aim in his side reaction to their glowing beginning at Hampden Park, saying he’d”never seen anything similar to” the manner in which he felt his country froze after netting the opener.
“There’s frustration, annoyance, everything which goes along with it,” he told Sky Sports. “You’ll feel it in the racks and we’ve only got ourselves to blame for that, they’ve got every right. It was not good.
“Initial 15 minutes I thought we had been good, got the target and it was as if it scared us, I have never seen anything like this before. That needs to change, it ought to be a positive not a negative Should we enter a lead.
“I’m annoyed with everything. My performance, exactly what the remaining lads completed, all except David Marshall of us. To get 10 players in the start not actually showing up and putting in the performances we can is never going to win you a match of soccer.”
Goalscorer McGinn sacked Alex McLeish following a poor start to this particular qualifying effort and laid the blame at a lack of belief one of the Scotland gamers, not having qualified for a tournament of any kind.
“It was a combination of things, maybe we lacked a little belief and that’s not acceptable,” he said. “We have got to think we can proceed and make it 2-0 and 3-0 as if we don’t do this we are not going to make any tournaments. We know we are capable in there and that is the thing.
“All of the boys have been gutted. We all know we have messed up and we know what we have to improve on and, if it happens againwe will be in better position to fix it.”
Manager Steve Clarke shared his captain’s aggravation, lamenting the way Scotland”froze” following McGinn’s target, also said it had made their showdown with world No 1 rated Belgium a must-win match if they still harbour hopes of qualifying for the next season’s finals.
He explained:”We began the game so well, got ourselves in front and froze. We couldn’t believe we had been in front. We gave them the momentum and took our foot off the gas. It’s a disappointing result after a bright start.
“If you’re going to qualify you need to turn up in the games and the huge nights. This was a night we needed to turn upward, we did at the beginning and were in the match at the beginning but when it goes 2-1 the momentum swings, we risk a good deal, put some pressure on although that the Russians were always a danger on the counter and we all had to be wary of the.
“Now it’s about becoming the lads up and positive for the game on Monday. It is nearly a must-win. That is the scenario, we’ve set ourselves in a difficult place in the group. We’ve got to get something, and when we got three points it’d surely give us half a chance of getting through.”
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