The Scotland captain Andy Robertson was full of praise when David Marshall delivered the country long-awaited place at the Euros in a dramatic UEFA Nations League Final Play-off win against Serbia.
Marshall denied Aleksandar Mitrovic in the penalty shoot-out, providing Scotland with place on next summer’s European championship.
The Scots were leading until the dying moments when Luka Jovic’s strike took the game to extra-time.
Robertson told to Sky Sports:
“When it goes to penalties you always back Marshy. We’ve came so far as a squad and I’m proud of everyone. They’ve been through a lot – lot of criticism, a lot of negativity. Really hope everyone back home can see the positive side of this.”
Scotland will be seeded in difficult Group D with a match up against arch nemesis England. The other teams in the group are Czech Republic and Croatia.
The scorer Ryan Christie hopes qualifying after 22 years will bring happiness to Scottish People in these difficult times.
Christie said to Sky Sports:
“It’s been a horrible year for everyone and we knew we could give something back to the country. It’s a monkey off the back and we can move on from here.”
By Joni Ahokas
Sub-edited by Eran Ivanov