Scotland can draw inspiration from Liverpool in coping with the load of expectation, says nationwide captain Andy Robertson.
Robertson, 26, has simply helped Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool win the membership’s first league title in 30 years.
In October, Steve Clarke’s Scotland face Israel within the European Championship play-offs with the Scots final at a significant match in 1998.
“Of course, you can really feel it,” left-again Robertson instructed BBC Scotland.
“The Tartan Army are determined to get again to main tournaments and we would like to have the ability to ship. But the supervisor hits the nail on the pinnacle. It’s the identical as what our supervisor mentioned down right here.
“‘Thirty years with out a Premier League title however you’ve got solely been concerned in a single or two of these seasons, so let’s not take into consideration the final 28 years that you may do nothing about.
“That’s the identical for Scotland. None of us performed in 1998. We have to overlook about that. We’re a comparatively inexperienced squad.”
Robertson sees the “elements of the jigsaw coming collectively” for Scotland, who’ve received their previous three matches, and believes having as much as eight matches between September and November will assist them “massively” as they search to construct momentum.
“It’s about bringing every particular person high quality right into a crew high quality and we have perhaps struggled to do this within the final couple of years, however I believe we’re getting there and we’re getting nearer to that,” he instructed the Scottish Football podcast.
“It’s about bringing the complete package deal collectively and I consider Scotland as a nationwide crew shall be in a greater place as soon as we handle to do this and I consider we have go the supervisor and the squad to have the ability to try this now.”
Klopp took Robertson to Anfield from Hull City after he had made his identify in Scotland with Queen’s Park and Dundee United.
And the complete-again hopes different Scots will get the possibility to work with the German.
“He’s introduced my recreation on a lot,” Robertson added. “I like the best way I’m progressing and I do know I’ve nonetheless obtained lots of enchancment to make and I consider I can nonetheless try this below him and at this membership.
“I’d like a couple of extra Scottish gamers to perhaps expertise it.”