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Euro 2024: Scotland skipper Robertson says Switzerland draw was ‘much more like us’

Scotland's Euro 2024 campaign is still alive after a battling 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson was pleased with a much-improved Scotland display as they kept their Euro 2024 campaign alive with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland.

Scotland got their first point on the board, battling for a draw after Xherdan Shaqiri cancelled out Scott McTominay’s opener in Cologne.

The draw saw the Tartan Army bounce from a horror 5-1 defeat to Germany in their first game and captain Robertson was quick to praise his team-mates.

The Liverpool left-back told BBC Sport: “[It was] more like us, much more like us. Aggressive, on the front foot, couldn’t get off to a better start.

“We make a mistake but make no mistake about it, Tony Ralston was unbelievable after that mistake. Second half, he was different class.

“We had our chances but so did they. We were a lot more happy with that performance.

“We’ll take the draw and we’ve taken it into the last game and that’s all we can ask.”

All eyes on Sunday

Sunday’s game against Hungary looks to be a winner-takes-all battle for third place, which opens up a path to the last 16.

Hungary are without a point so far and Robertson set his sights on raising their levels even higher ahead of that crucial clash.

The 30-year-old added: “We need to go again Sunday because that’s a massive game for us now.

“We can take a lot of positives from tonight but we can also tweak a little thing and improve even more and that’s a good thing.

“We need to get to bed now and recover. Come Sunday we’ll be good to go with the backing that we’ve got.”

‘We’re in a good place’

Billy Gilmour was one of two changes made by Steve Clarke and the Brighton midfielder was heavily involved in McTominay’s opener, releasing Roberton with a clever flick.

And the 23-year-old agreed that the draw Tartan Army are now in a much better place ahead of the final game.

He said: “We gave everything out there. We knew we had to bounce back after the last performance and it puts us in a good place.

“We’re a good team. We know our strengths. Tonight was more like a Scotland performance.

“Getting after the ball, passionate – everything was there.”

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with experience writing for national title, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.