Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has said that he is bugged by comments that suggest his rise to stardom in the Premier League is a footballing ‘fairytale’.
The Scotland international has worked his way through the ranks of Scottish and English football, to establish himself as one of the Premier League‘s most creative left-backs.
After being let go by Celtic as a 15-year-old, Robertson was picked up by Scottish third division side Queens Park, before moving on to Scottish Premiership side Dundee United in 2013.
He made a move South of the border a year later, joining Steve Bruce’s Hull City, before eventually moving to Liverpool in 2017, where he has since developed into one of the best left-backs in the top-flight, helping the Reds to two successive Champions League finals.
However, the 25-year-old has been left irked by comments calling his rise a ‘football fairytale,’ insisting he has ‘worked his b*llocks off’ to get to where he is.
“Not many things bug me, but if there’s one thing that does, it’s the idea that my story is a football fairytale,” Robertson wrote on The Players’ Tribune.
“I know when people say I’m some sort of Cinderella Man that it’s meant as a compliment. I appreciate that, but to be totally honest, it doesn’t feel like one, because it isn’t true.
“No magic wands have been waved in my direction, I didn’t win some kind of lottery to land a spot at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“The reason why I’m a Liverpool player is the same reason why I’m captain of my country: I’ve worked my b*llocks off to get where I am, and by doing that, I’ve been able to make the most of whatever talent I have.”