Andrew Robertson believes he has been viewed as a scapegoat since being appointed as captain of the Scotland national team.
The Scots have come under serious criticism after suffering a shock 2-1 defeat to 94th ranked Israel in Thursday’s UEFA Nations League clash.
It means Alex McCleish’s men now head into Sunday’s friendly against Portugal having lost three consecutive games for the first time since October 2012.
Robertson, extremely critical of his own performance, insists every starter from midweek should now be facing the threat of being dropped.
He said: “If I was the manager I would be doubting every position for Albania because none of us showed up,” per The Scotsman.
“My performance on Thursday wasn’t good enough, I was one of the worst – if not the worst, at least in my own head. I’ve got to be better.”
He added: “Since I was made captain it has happened a bit more as they see me as scapegoat. That’s fine, I can deal with that and take it on the chin.”
“I have to up my performances and if I can do that I can help the lads too. I think the criticism’s a bit harsh, but some people prefer when we do bad instead of when we do good.”
Robertson admitted shortly after the game that he had struggled without the presence of a teammate ahead of him, with McCleish deploying his skipper in an unfamiliar wing-back role.
This saw fellow left-back Kieran Tierney also play out of position as he slotted in on the left of a central defensive trio.
Whilst Robertson has regularly flexed his attacking value in a Liverpool shirt, his contributions have often been aided by his partnership with Sadio Mane.
With Tierney set to miss the game against Portugal, Robertson could be shifted back into his preferred role.