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Robertson: ‘Scotland aren't as respected as much as we would all like’

Wed 16 June 2021 | 10:09

Andy Robertson believes Scotland are worthy of more respect from England and their clash on Friday will prove it.




are going to face each other on Friday in their second Group D fixture in

Euro 2020

and it is while England have won 1-0 their game against Croatia and Scotland have lost 2-0 theirs against the Czech Republic, according to

Sky Sports


It is Scotland’s first international tournament since the 1998 World Cup and Liverpool defender

Andy Robertson

believes the fact that they have been able to end a 23-year qualifying drought means they are more respected by England, but it is not enough.

Therefore, their clash against England could prove to them that they are worthy of more respect from their oldest rivals.

"I think we're probably respected more now because we've qualified for a tournament but we're still not as respected as much as we would all like," he said.

"A chance to play against England is a chance to show people that doubt Scottish football what we can do. We gave them a tough game in 2017 and we'll need the same performance levels as that night."

The 2017 clash was a World Cup qualifier in which Scotland led 2-1 going into injury-time only for Harry Kane to score a late equalizer.

Robertson said that he has never played in an atmosphere like that game, with being so close to a win courtesy of two Leigh Griffiths goals from free-kicks.

"That England game was definitely the best atmosphere I've played in terms of a Scotland game," he said. "I've never heard a noise like that at Hampden when Griff (Griffiths) put in those free-kicks and I've probably also never heard a stadium go quietly so quickly when Harry Kane equalized.

"They showed they have the quality that day and that they can go to the end but I think we've adapted since that day.

"A lot has changed since then and has changed in the England squad too. It'll be a tough game, they're one of the favorites to win the tournament and to beat us but if we can get our game plan right I do believe we can get a result."

source: SportMob