Euro 2024: Andy Robertson is eager to make history with Scotland in Germany

The massive summer tournament will begin on June 14 and will continue till July 14 in Germany. The opener will see the hosts taking on Scotland.

Scotland national football team in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@ScotlandNT
By Karthik Raman | May 30, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

With just a few weeks left before the start of the Euro 2024, the excitement among supporters has started to grow. The massive summer tournament will begin on June 14 and will continue till July 14 in Germany. The opener will see the hosts taking on Scotland. Germany will undoubtedly be the favourites in that game and also will be one of the teams to look forward to in the entire tournament. With a strong side at their disposal, the Germans will be keen to put on a good showing in front of their fans.

Andy Robertson eager to make history

However, Scotland will be hoping to make life difficult for their fancied hosts in the opener. In fact, their skipper Andy Robertson is eager to make history with his national team by helping them get past the group stage. “Our aim is to be the team that creates history. We have to aim to get out the group, that has to be our aim. We look at the group, it’s a tough group, it’s a competitive group. But we believe that we can give any team a game and if we do that and we manage to get out of the group, then we’re the first Scotland team to ever do that,” Robertson, quoted on, said.

He added: “We’ve been trying to create our own history, we’ve been trying to create our own story within a nation that have had a lot of good teams in the past, a lot of legends of the game. We are trying to create a small part of history and we’ve managed to do that by qualifying for the two tournaments, but to be able to qualify from the group would be a massive step and it would excel us even further and give us even more belief than we’ve already got.”

After facing Germany in the Group A opener, Scotland will take on Hungary and Switzerland. They will be keen to improve on their performance from the last Euros when they only got a single point in the group phase. Except for the goalless draw against England, Scotland lost to the Czech Republic in the opener and finished the group stage with another defeat against Croatia. “Obviously, the qualification was unbelievable but different because it was behind closed doors,” he recalled.

It was a learning curve: Andy Robertson

The Liverpool full-back added: “The excitement then started to build, and we knew there was going to be fans back in some capacity, but the world was still in quite a weird, strange place… so it was different but it was one that we looked forward to. The way it was finally over for Scotland to be back at a major tournament – it was still strange as we still only had 10,000 fans in Hampden which felt like 50,000 because we’d played a full season without anyone in the stadiums. But ultimately it was one of disappointment when we got there.”

Robertson hopes that the team learned the lesson from the disappointing group stage outing at last Euros. “Obviously, we had the good result at Wembley which put us in a position where we could have qualified in the last game but ultimately Croatia were too good for us on the day. But the Czech Republic game, the opening game, was tough to take because we played really well, created big chances and we didn’t quite take them and we got caught on the counter-attack – and that was us getting welcomed into how major tournaments work. It was a learning curve and a lot of us, a lot of the squad, are similar and hopefully we’ve learned a lesson from that,” he elaborated.

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