Rangers star Ryan Jack has singled out Liverpool’s Andy Robertson as the best player in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against the Czech Republic this afternoon – but joked that could change if he doesn’t get one of the gift packs Robertson gave to the players and staff.
Robertson has been an integral figure at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, winning the Premier League and Champions League, as well as captaining the national team to their first major tournament in 23 years.
“That’s a tough one as there’s great quality throughout the squad, all playing at a very high level,” Jack said when asked by Sky Sports to name the best player in the squad. “It’s a very talented squad.
“But Andy Robertson sticks out for me. He’s captain of the country and playing week in week out for Liverpool which is a top club. For me it’s got to be Robbo.”
Euro 2020 gift box a ‘class gesture’
While Jack was full of praise for the Anfield star, he was left scratching his head over the whereabouts if his gift box from the Scotland skipper.
Each of the players and staff were given the box as a keepsake from the finals, with Jack lauding the gesture as a “class touch” from Robertson.
The box included a bespoke Johnnie Walker blue label bottle of whiskey worth nearly £200, as well as a one-off bottle of Irn Bru, shortbread, and Scotland themed cans of Tennents and Brewdog.
There was also a copy of Fifa 21 for the PS4 with a front cover showing the squad celebrating qualifying for Euro 2020.
After some of the players posted photos of theirs on Instagram, Jack had his tongue firmly in his cheek when he suggested he may have to change his answer on who the best player is if his doesn’t arrive soon, adding: “I think mine must still be in the post! I’ve not got one. Not a word from Robbo. So I might need to change my answer about best player if that doesn’t come through!
“But that was a great gesture. I saw it on the boys’ Instagram. That’s such a class gesture from Robbo as a captain.
“He gave one to every staff member too who’s been a part of the journey. So it’s a class touch.”