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Tierney: I want to be Celtic full-back for next 10 years

By Craig Turnbull

Kieran Tierney says his ambition is to make the full-back slot his own for the next 10 years at Celtic.

It’s been a remarkable 12 months for the 18-year-old, who has broken through from the academy into the first team, played in Europe and made his Scotland debut.

Tierney rounded off an impressive season for the Hoops, winning the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and he’s being tipped by former Celtic star John Hartson to make the full-back position his own at Celtic over the next decade.

“That’s my ambition right there,” Tierney told PLZ Soccer.

“I’ve came in and now it’s important for me to hold my position at left back and I hope I can do that through working on my weaknesses and hopefully getting better.

“It’s been a mad 12 months, the jump I took this season I’m obviously amazed and delighted with.

“My team-mates, family and friends keep my feet on the ground. Outside football nothing’s really changed for me as I don’t do anything different.”

Former Celtic ace Stiliyan Petrov believes the club have a very talented individual on their hands.

Asked what he made of Tierney, he said: “He works hard and tries to do everything the right way.

“I think he can go far, as far as he goes that is up to him, but he has the right attitude and he’s a very hard working boy who can achieve a lot.

“He’s been incredible to watch this season.”

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