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Germany vs Scotland: Robertson “Immensely Proud” To Compete At EURO 2024 Opener

by: EdwardB


Scotland kicks off its Euro 2024 campaign against powerhouse Germany on June 14, and captain Andy Robertson insists the team feels no weight of expectation, approaching the game with a determined fighting spirit. Speaking to the press on June 13, Robertson emphasized the team’s singular focus: securing a positive result to fuel their knockout stage ambitions.

Learning from Past Mistakes

While acknowledging Scotland’s lackluster group stage performances in the previous European Championship, Robertson emphasized the team’s commitment to avoiding similar pitfalls. We were all disappointed with our performances at the Euros, he admitted. But we learned from that experience and are determined to show what we are capable of this time around.

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Frustration the Key against Dominant Germany

Scotland Robertson anticipates a Germany side eager to control possession and dictate the tempo. However, he outlined Scotland’s game plan: “We know Germany will likely have a lot of the ball, so it’s important that we stay compact, frustrate them, and make it difficult for them to break us down.” The captain believes that disciplined defending, coupled with quick transitions and clinical finishing when opportunities arise, will be crucial to upsetting the Germans.

Ending the Group Stage Curse

This tournament marks Scotland’s return to international football’s biggest stage after a long absence, having last qualified for a major tournament in 1998. Robertson acknowledged the historical significance while highlighting the team’s primary goal: “Of course, it’s great to be back at a major tournament, but we’re not here to just make up the numbers. We want to make history by getting out of the group stage.”

Ready for Battle

Addressing concerns about a recent injury scare in training, Robertson reassured fans that he is fully fit and ready to lead the team. I’m feeling good and raring to go, he confirmed. With a mix of experience and youthful exuberance, Scotland believes this could be their year to break new ground on the international stage finally. We have a great group of lads who are all desperate to do well for their country, Robertson concluded. We have confidence in ourselves, and we are committed to putting forth our best effort.

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