Andy Robertson trains with the Scotland team, two days after celebrating Liverpool’s season in an open-top bus parade, as the captain prepares for the World Cup play-off clash against Ukraine.
- Scotland take on Ukraine tomorrow night in the World Cup play-off semi-final
- The winner will face Wales on Sunday with a place at Qatar 2022 at stake.
- Andy Robertson trained three days after Liverpool’s defeat in the Champions League
- The Scotland captain was criticized by some fans for partying and drinking in the Reds’ open-top bus parade on Sunday before the crucial play-off game.
Andy Robertson was among the Scotland team training today as he returned to work two days after celebrating Liverpool’s season in an open-top bus parade.
The Scottish captain played in the Reds’ Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday night, but was criticized by some fans online for partying and drinking during the bus parade that followed in Liverpool on Sunday.
This is Scotland aiming for a first World Cup in 24 years: they host Ukraine on Wednesday night at Hampden Park with the winner taking on Wales in Cardiff on Sunday with a World Cup place in Qatar at the end of this year.
Andy Robertson was among the Scotland team he coached ahead of their World Cup play-off.
It comes two days after some fans criticized Robertson for his celebrations at Liverpool’s open-top bus parade, but he was all smiles in Scotland training today.
And Robertson was all smiles as he trained with the team on Tuesday in Edinburgh.
Liverpool staged the event after winning the Carabao Cup and FA Cup this season, and it still went ahead despite the team losing the Champions League final the day before.
Thousands of Liverpool fans lined the streets and Robertson appeared to be enjoying himself as he was filmed with a beer in hand on the bus. However, several Scotland fans were less than impressed with his celebrations.
“Big fan of Andy Robertson and everything he has done for Scotland. However, this is not really acceptable for a Scotland captain three days before one of the biggest games in recent history. He better put on a big performance on Wednesday night,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Robertson was filmed with a beer in hand while dancing to Calvin Harris’ DJ set on Sunday.
‘It’s really not a good look for Robertson. There’s a big game coming up for Scotland and it’s just a few hours away,” another fan added.
Meanwhile, former Scotland star Graeme Souness emotionally admitted that he wants Ukraine to defeat his homeland tomorrow to “send a message to Russia” amid the ongoing war.
suness said The times: ‘When I’ve thought about this game in my quieter moments, I’ve thought, “How would I deal with this?”
“A part of me keeps coming back to the fact that it’s just a football game and do I really want to beat them? Whether it’s in sports, politics, the arts, whatever, we need to send a message to Russia that it’s not acceptable. what they are doing.
Souness questioned whether Scotland players will really want to win against Ukraine
The Scot claimed that he wanted Ukraine to go on and win the World Cup to send a message to Russia.
‘I’m going to find myself in a really difficult situation. I will be emotional I don’t just want Ukraine to qualify, I want them to go there (Qatar) and win it.
‘How far do you have to bury your head in the sand to not realize the situation the world is in right now? Will it be when someone pushes the button on a nuclear weapon?
‘I wouldn’t want to be one of the Scottish players playing that night. I don’t know where my emotions would be. My emotions when I think about it deeply are that it is more important than football to send a message that Russia’s behavior is unacceptable.