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Success with Scotland as important as club glory, says Andy Robertson

• Defender seeks to round off ‘incredible week’ with victories
• Captain praises positivity under new manager Steve Clarke

It is to Andy Robertson’s credit that he firmly rejects any suggestion of Champions League glory with Liverpool diminishing his appetite for featuring in a Scotland shirt in June. Robertson, the country’s captain, was applauded into dinner by teammates and staff after landing in Glasgow following Liverpool’s victory over Tottenham. Next is the international double header against Cyprus and Belgium.

“My full focus was on joining up with the Scotland squad and I wanted to get up as quickly as I could,” said Robertson. “It’s been an incredible week but it’s all about trying to top it off now. The motivation is the same as all the lads at Liverpool – we want to play as many games [as possible] and playing for your country is still the biggest honour. It’s irrelevant what we’ve won and what we’ve done. It’s still a huge honour for me to lead the team out and walk out and play these important games.

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