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Andy Robertson Admits He Regrets at Shoving Messi in Champions League Semi

Andy Robertson Admits He Regrets at Shoving Messi in Champions League Semi

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson has admitted regret at shoving Barcelona superstar Leo Messi during last season’s Champions League semi-finals.

The Scotland international was caught on camera appearing to shove the Argentine idol during his side’s shock 4-3 aggregate comeback win last May, with Messi understandably pretty upset at the time.

Liverpool went on to seal their win over Messi and his Catalan cohorts, and ultimately their sixth Champions League title in June’s final against Spurs, but, Robertson had expressed regret at that altercation with Messi.

Speaking to the Daily Mail the former Dundee Utd player admitted he felt ashamed when he saw the footage back afterwards, saying: “When I look back on things I don’t really regret anything because I feel as if everything is experience that makes you what you are.

“But I do look back at that moment with Messi as one regret. I don’t like seeing it. When I saw it afterwards I was gutted.

“I have nothing but respect for him and Barcelona, but we went into that game with the attitude that we were 3-0 down, we needed a miracle, we needed something special and if that little thing stopped the best player in the world playing to his full potential.

“But I do regret it. That’s not me as a person. That’s not my personality. But that night a lot of things happened that you don’t really remember.”

Robertson looks odds-on to win his first Premier League winner’s medal this season, with he and his Liverpool team-mates a whopping 19 points clear at the top of the table, but what do you make of his comments on Messi?

Should he be regretful of his actions?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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