Andrew Robertson is certain to have better days as Scotland captain.
The Liverpool left-back endured a tough start to life with the armband as his side were beaten 4-0 by Belgium in Friday night’s friendly at Hampden Park.
A landmark night for the defender finished with Scotland suffering their heaviest home defeat since losing 5-0 to England in February 1973.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard as well as a brace from Michy Batshuayi did the damage, with individual errors costing Scotland dearly.
Reflecting on a difficult evening, Robertson told the Daily Mail: “I didn’t really enjoy that, no.”
“Obviously it was an emotional day for me. And with all of my family here to watch, it was an emotional night for them as well.”
“But I don’t care about the armband on my arm if we get beaten 4-0. I am sure there will be better days than this.”
Robertson has been in formidable form at club level over the opening weeks of the season, picking up where he left off in a superb debut campaign on Merseyside.
His remarkable rise since signing for the club has undoubtedly played a role in his awarding of the Scottish captaincy, with his vigour, defensive reliability and attacking energy fuelling a reputation as one of the Premier League’s most accomplished left-backs.
Much has been said about Virgil van Dijk’s influence on Liverpool’s defensive improvement, but Robertson argues a strong case for being spoken of in the same conversation.
Alongside strengthening the Reds’ resistance, the former Hull City man has emerged as yet another leader in Jurgen Klopp’s setup.
Next up for the Scotland skipper is a UEFA Nations League clash with with Albania on Monday evening.