Robertson: We need to come off Wembley pitch with no regrets

The Scotland captain is hopeful they can pull off an upset on Friday night.

Andy Robertson says Scotland players will have to leave everything out on the pitch and come out of Wembley with no regrets if they are to get a result against England.

The Liverpool full-back will captain Steve Clarke’s men on Friday and is hoping to use England’s own expectation levels against them to pull off an upset.

And Roberston, who scored his first Scotland goal against England in 2014, believes they have the quality within the squad to take something from the game.

He said: “Playing against one of the favourites in the tournament is never perfect, but the way I look at it the perfect game after a defeat is always the next one, because that is the one you can try and put the wrongs from the game before right and that is what we will be trying to do.

“England for so many years have had that expectation, their fans and their country expect them to win these tournaments and previously they have not quite managed that so there is more expectation on them to go further than probably us and maybe we can use that, but we just need to focus on ourselves and put in the best possible performance we can.

“We need to come off that pitch with no regrets and if we do that then at least we can say we left everything out there, and if it is enough to put us in a better position in the group table then great, and if we don’t then we will need to analyse it again.

“We have got confidence, we believe and if we go with that self-belief we can cause them problems and if we do that then hopefully our game plan comes off.”

The 27-year-old calls his goal against England, in a 3-1 defeat at Celtic Park, a bittersweet moment, and this time admits he just wants the right result more than any personal accolades.

He said: “It’s obviously something I would like to happen again but it’s not something I think about too much. I just want us to win and I would do anything for us to win the game, I don’t really care who scores.

“My goal at Celtic Park meant nothing, but meant a lot in terms of it was my first ever goal for Scotland, but it obviously ended in a 3-1 defeat, so for me it was kind of bittersweet that night.

“I would love to get another one and maybe be on the right side of the result this time, but for me I am not really bothered who scores.”

Before the last game between the pair at a major tournament at Euro 96, Scotland manager Craig Brown famously made the squad watch Hollywood film Braveheart the night before the game.

But Robertson says Steve Clarke has yet to try similar tactics, but doesn’t believe the players will need to be hyped up or convinced how big a game it is.

He said: “We haven’t done anything similar as of yet. I am not sure what the gaffer has planned but I’m not sure that will be up his sleeve, but like I say it’s a game that doesn’t need much talking about, it’s us against England, we are big rivals so it doesn’t need much talking up.

“We know what is at stake but we just need a result. That’s what we need so we can’t get caught up too much in who we are playing against.

“It is obviously a hugely difficult task, going to their stomping ground, with their fans and everything, but hopefully we can cause an upset that will put us in a better position in the group table.”

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