Friday, October 19, 2018

Out of position and off form – Robertson laments display in Scotland loss

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 12 Oct 2018

23 Views

Andrew Robertson said both he and fellow left-back Kieran Tierney were played out of position in Scotland’s loss to Israel.

Alex McLeish’s side were ahead but fell to a 2-1 Nations League defeat on Thursday, with John Souttar sent off.

The Scotland boss opted for a 3-5-2 formation, leaving no room for an orthodox left full-back.

Liverpool’s Robertson played in a wing-back role and Tierney, who scored a decisive own goal, featured on the left side of the back three.

“Both of us are out of position,” captain Robertson told BBC Scotland.

“So it’s two positions we need to try and learn. We’ve played there before but we need to learn it in this system. Unfortunately, that will take time.

“Both of us want to play left-back and there isn’t that slot just now.

“The gaffer has looked at it and wants to get me and KT down the left. I’ve got to start a lot higher and I don’t have a winger to play with. From that point of view, it is a lot harder.

“I won’t speak for Kieran, but I wasn’t good enough.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top