The 28-year-old left-back missed final Thursday’s pleasant with Poland as a result of sickness however had no qualms about heading to Edinburgh to hitch up along with his nationwide crew for the journey to Vienna, regardless of his membership having some enormous matches developing as they chase glory within the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
“I love playing games, I don’t want to be sitting in my house if I don’t have to be,” said the Scotland captain when asked why he made sure he was available for the game in Austria. “I am fit and well and am looking forward to the games…And I love coming away here, I love playing games with Scotland and meeting up with the boys. Obviously, I am captain as well. I am looking forward to hopefully another cap tomorrow and then will go back to Liverpool fresh and good to go for the run-in…And I wanted to come and as soon as I felt better I was ready to come up. I wanted to make Thursday, but it came too soon for me. Luckily, this game was coming around and I look forward to tomorrow.”
Robertson, who’s chasing probably the most assists this season, admitted he has conversations with Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp about methods to handle his international obligations and club commitments in a “smart” method. He said:
“It is a discussion, of course it is, it is always interesting,” said Robertson…The manager of Liverpool supports the boys who go away on international duty, he knows how important it is for all of us….He wants us to be sensible of course, but he knows how important it is to us, just like every Liverpool game, and we always make ourselves available for them. He will probably be happy that I have only played one game and not two.”
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“But I will go down to Liverpool fresh and good to go for the run-in. And that is the most important thing for him and the most important thing for the club. Hopefully I will get another cap tomorrow and that is the most important thing for Scotland.”
In addition to chasing three trophies with Liverpool over the subsequent two months, Robertson will then try to steer his nation to a World Cup for the primary time in 24 years if the play-off semi-final in opposition to Ukraine goes forward as deliberate.
Wales lie in await the winners of that conflict.
“It is exciting on all fronts…Club football is extremely exciting just now. We are pushing for everything, every game is a cup final, game after game. Summer is still uncertain. We don’t know what’s happening (with the Ukraine play-off), we don’t know who we are going to be playing…Hopefully we will find out soon and then we can look forward to it. There is still a lot football to be played before then. We have an important game to be played tomorrow night and then we go back to our clubs. We are all fighting for something. Come June we will be ready for whatever games we have to play.”