Possibly more than losing the two points, Saturday’s draw against Burnley was disappointing because it wasted such a beautiful goal from Andy Robertson. The left-back doesn’t usually impress with his goal scoring prowess, choosing instead to be the set up man, instigating fast runs down the wing and floating perfect crosses into the box to his teammates.
But against Burnley, it was Robertson who connected with Fabinho’s pass, firing a bullet of a header into Nick Pope’s far top corner.
After the match, Robertson broke down his thoughts at the big moment.
“In my whole professional career I’d not scored a header and this season seems to be me and headers!” Robertson said.
“It was a good ball by Fab and I just thought if I can guide it over the far post then I had a chance and luckily it proved that way and it went in. I always prefer to score goals when it’s towards three points, but we’ll take the point and we’re already champions.”
As to the charge that maybe because they’ve won the title, the players’ hearts aren’t in, Robertson begs to differ.
“Our application hasn’t been wrong in any game, we went into every game as if we’ve not been champions; we’ve prepared properly, we’ve played properly,” he argued. “Today, we could easily be sitting here [at] three or four-nil, three or four-one, and we’ve won the game comfortably.
“Football, it is what it is. We’ve not had many games like today where we’ve not took our chances and not been clinical and that’s why we’re so far ahead, because the teams below us have. We take the positives that maybe this performance came after we are champions rather than during the season, but we never like dropping points, especially at home, and now we need to rectify it.”
There are still three more games to go for the team to show their commitment to the cause. The next one is a tough match against Arsenal on Wednesday at the Emirates.