Andy Robertson of Scotland during the International Friendly match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date 7th September 2018. Picture credit should read: Richard Lee/Sportimage via PA Images

Andy Robertson scores a belter for Scotland – one week after lifting the European Cup

Andy Robertson scored the opener in Scotland’s 2-1 win over Cyprus on Saturday night, doing so in impressive fashion to kickstart Steve Clarke’s reign.

Robertson is among the 19 Reds first-team players on international duty this month, with the action not stopping with last weekend’s Champions League final.

The left-back played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Tottenham, and produced a strong display, even going close to hitting the back of the net with a powerful drive.

But he went one better as Scotland took on Cyprus in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Glasgow, breaking the deadlock on the 61-minute mark after a difficult opening hour.

Found in plenty of space by John McGinn, Robertson surged forward and rocketed a shot beyond goalkeeper Urko Pardo, giving the 36-year-old no chance of stopping it.

It was his first goal of the season, and only his third for Scotland, with his last strike for his country coming against Lithuania in 2017.

Scotland almost threw the victory away as Ioannis Kousoulos equalised with three minutes to spare, but Oliver Burke secured the three points soon after to earn a 2-1 win.

Though not the most convincing of results, this gave Clarke the perfect start to his tenure as Scotland manager, with the former Liverpool first-team coach taking over from Alex McLeish last month.

Robertson’s side are next in action on Tuesday evening, when they will take on Belgium in their last game of the summer.

The 25-year-old wears the captain’s armband for his country, and serves as the key inspiration following his remarkable rise to being considered one of the best left-backs in world football.