Former Celtic captain praises Kieran Tierney and current Hoops hero ahead of Euros

By Euan Davidson

June 4, 2021

Former Celtic captain Scott Brown has lauded some Bhoys past and present headed to the Euros, chiefly Kieran Tierney.

Tierney, now at Arsenal, has overcome injuries to become arguably the Gunners’ best player. The left-back, who can also play at in the middle, has won over supporters with his intensity and vast qualities. Thankfully injury-free ahead of Euro 2020, Steve Clarke can rely on both KT and Andy Robertson, another of the world’s best at his position.

Tierney, once a real captaincy candidate at Celtic, earned particularly lofty praise from Broony. Speaking to the Go Radio Football Show, the former Celtic man said [@GoFootballShow]:

“Everyone knows how good Kieran is. He’s one of the best left-backs in the world, and now he’s just getting better and better. It’s his fighting spirit, his strength and his pace that’s pushing him to new things as well. His quality’s always been there, his dedication’s always been there.

“He’s just going to keep getting better the more he continues to play, as well.

“[Tierney] has shown the world how good he is, I’m sure he’ll do it on that big stage.”

KT, Ajer and Broony / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney not the only one praised by former Celtic captain Scott Brown

David Turnbull also earned praise from the new Aberdeen man.

Brown said [Go Radio Football Show]:

“I’ve seen him since he came in, he’s worked extremely hard. Worked on building his upper body up, getting a little bit quicker as well.

“He deserves his opportunity and what a time it is for him to get called up to his first actual squad, in the Euros. I’m delighted for him as well, because he deserves it. He’s worked extremely hard as I say, plus he’s a fantastic football player as well.”

Of course, for Celtic-minded Scotland supporters, there are plenty of Bhoys names past and present to enjoy watching. Six Hoops players made Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad, while there’s plenty of familiar faces across the squads at this year’s tournament.

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