Scotland captain Andy Robertson seems to be well-aware that the national side isn’t playing at its best at the moment.

That is why when he took to social media after Scotland’s 2-1 win over the Czech Republic on Monday night, he admitted that the team has to improve.

That didn’t stop him from asking the Tartan Army to get fully behind the national team though, ahead of a huge month for Scotland.

“We know improvement is needed”

“So important to get 3 points tonight and top the group! We know improvement is needed but it’s been a good week! Need the whole nation behind us for the big game in October” Robertson posted on his Twitter account.

The game that Robertson refers to is of course the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel on the 8th of October at Hampden Park.

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That match is the biggest that Scotland will have played in many years. Therefore, Robertson’s plea is understandable.

With no fans set to attend the game at Hampden, Scotland will take inspiration in other ways.

One such way will have to be online. That is not ideal of course, but these are unique circumstances.

At least Robertson, who we shouldn’t forget, is a Champions League and Premier League winner with Liverpool, knows that Scotland need to improve.

You won’t reach a major tournament by defeating a shadow Czech Republic side 2-1.

Player is doing all he can to rally support

Robinson is doing all he can in trying to rally the nation behind Scotland. You can’t really criticise him for that.

His career has probably gone far better than he expected, and he could take that one step further by guiding Scotland to a first tournament since 1998.

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It is up to his team-mates and manager Steve Clarke to make that happen though. At the moment, the evidence isn’t there that Scotland will have enough to defeat Israel, then either Norway or Serbia for a place in the tournament.

Still, you can’t fault Robertson for trying to encourage the fans to get behind the national side for one big effort.

Will the fans’ encouragement be enough for Scotland to pull off two famous victories? Only time will tell on that front.

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