Scotland captain Andy Robertson rued his aspect’s limp show in Wednesday’s World Cup playoff in opposition to Ukraine and apologised to followers after the defeat in Glasgow ended their hopes of a primary look on the match in 24 years.
Objectives from Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk noticed Ukraine win 3-1 within the nationwide group’s first aggressive recreation since Russia’s invasion of their nation. They face Wales on Sunday for a spot within the finals in Qatar.
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“It is massively disappointing as we have waited a very long time for this recreation. Our performances beforehand have been actually good however to be trustworthy we did not actually present up,” Robertson instructed reporters.
“That is the World Cup gone for one more 4 years… all we are able to say is sorry to the followers in right here and again dwelling.”
Scotland went 2-0 down earlier than pulling one again by means of Callum McGregor within the 79th minute however have been outplayed by a superior Ukrainian aspect who devoted the victory to individuals again dwelling.
Substitute Dovbyk sealed the win in stoppage time with a objective on the counterattack after Scotland threw gamers ahead in the hunt for an equaliser.
“We needed to attempt to keep within the recreation however we did not handle that… sadly, it is handed us by now and, after a extremely optimistic marketing campaign, we have let ourselves down tonight,” added Liverpool’s Robertson.