Liverpool defender Andy Robertson feels he has honed the role of leading Scotland after taking "a lot on" early in his captaincy.
The left-back was given the armband during Alex McLeish's second spell as manager and has carried on under Steve Clarke.
Robertson scored the first goal of Clarke's reign and led his country at Euro 2020.
"It took me a bit of time to get used to being able to put that armband on," the 29-year-old told the BBC.
Robertson has been Scotland captain for five years.
"I was quite young when I got it and I felt as if I could solve everything," he recalled. "I took a lot on. The older you get, the more you realise you just have to control the things you can control.
"I feel as if I've settled into the role. I feel comfortable. I love being captain. I know when to speak to the players and when they need an arm round their shoulder, when staff need an arm round them. I will always be there for people."