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Scotland captain Andy Robertson hails ‘most emotional night’ of his career after reaching Euro 2020


Andrew Robertson described Scotland’s tense Euro 2020 play-off final win over Serbia as the most emotional match of his career.

The captain missed one of Scotland’s best chances in the game but it mattered not as they came through a dramatic penalty shootout 5-4, having drawn 1-1 after extra-time, to reach the major tournament next summer.

“It just shows you the strengths we’ve got,” the Liverpool defender said. “A lot of people would have crumbled and lost in extra-time but we’ve stuck together throughout the whole process and now we’ve got the night we deserve.

“I can’t wait for the summer now. This is the most emotional I’ve ever been after a game. I’m so proud of all of them. We’ve got two games at Hampden lying ahead next summer. I will say every prayer I have to make sure we have a full Hampden because, my god, we will feel it.

“We felt the love from back home all the way over here tonight, we knew how it could give everyone back home a lift. I hope everyone parties at home tonight because we’ve been through tough times as footballers and football fans for Scotland. It will be 23 years when we get there but we’ve done it now.”

David Marshall was the hero although Scotland, of course, did it the hard way as they reached their first major tournament since 1998.

Ryan Christie’s strike appeared to have sent Steve Clarke’s dominant side into Euro 2020 but Serbia scored with their first effort on target in the 90th minute. However, the blow proved to be fleeting as Marshall saved from Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 10th penalty of the shoot-out.

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