Arsenal star Tierney handed 5/10 rating for Scotland performance
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney was handed a 5/10 rating after Scotland lost 2-0 to Denmark last night.
What’s the story?
Denmark hit Steve Clarke’s men with a quick one-two to condemn the Tartan Army to defeat.
Tierney was part of an experimental Scotland side, who were struggling due to an outbreak of Coronavirus amongst the squad.
As opposed to his natural left-sided centre-back role, the 24-year-old was forced to play left-wing back. Andy Robertson was forced to play as a right-wing back.
The Gunners man struggled massively and was initially at fault for the opening goal. His run in-field helped Daniel Wass slip in behind and head the Danes in front.
Overall, Tierney was fairly poor, completing just 70% of his passes and producing just one cross.
When talking about Tierney, the Daily Record said: “So often Scotland’s Mr Reliable but left Steve Clarke ’s team facing an uphill battle when he failed to check the run of Daniel Wuss for Denmark’s first goal.”
Tierney endured a rare off-night for Scotland
There are not many times you can say this, but Tierney endured an off-night for Scotland.
Whether it was because his country were battling a COVID outbreak, or because he was just generally poor, who knows?
But nothing went to plan for the former Celtic defender.
He was not his usual attacking self, putting in just one cross during his 90 minutes on the pitch. We have all become accustomed to watching the Arsenal man create chance after chance during his time in north London, it is his strongest asset.
And he was shocking on the ball completing just 70% of his passes. That is almost 13% less than what he averages for Arsenal this season.
With Moldova in just two days, Tierney will need to up his level of performance as his country looks for a response.
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