Andy Robertson missed Scotland’s 3-0 defeat to Belgium last night with a hamstring injury – which according to Sky Sports – could cause him to be absent for ‘the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season’.
Robertson picked up the injury while training with Scotland, his country who he captains, in the aftermath of the Champions League Final.
However, we don’t understand the seriousness of Sky Sports’ claim, considering Scotland manager Steve Clark said that Robbo was almost fit for the Euro Qualifier tie.
“He tried everything he could [to be ready for today], he did the training session last night, but he woke up and still felt it so no good,” he said.
So, with that being the case, how can he realistically be out for two months?
We think Sky Sports may have made a largely speculatory claim – or at least we hope so – anyway.
The news does of course heighten our need for a top left-back this summer, with Alberto Moreno, Robbo’s current understudy, departing on a Bosman.
The new arrival needs to be an improvement on the Spaniard; but someone willing to spend lots of time on the bench and come in for Robbo when our 25-year-old needs a break.