'Devastating': Some fans hail Arsenal star's international display tonight
Arsenal star Kieran Tierney put in a superb performance as he helped Scotland run out 3-2 winners over Israel on Saturday night.
The Gunners ace combined well with Andrew Robertson on the left side of the pitch in the World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.
Tierney also played a key part in the build up to John McGinn’s goal – Scotland’s first equaliser – in the 29th minute.
The Arsenal speedster was a real driving force for his nation going forward, making two key passes and playing several accurate long balls.
Scotland struggled in the beginning, falling behind to Eran Zahavi’s superb free kick after just five minutes.
Even after McGinn equalised just before the half-hour mark, Israel struck back almost immediately through Munas Dabbur.
But then came the Scotland fightback as Lyndon Dykes volleyed home an equaliser on 55 minutes, following a lengthy VAR check.
And four minutes into injury time, Scott McTominay bundled home to send Hampden into raptures and give Steve Clarke’s side a famous victory.
Here is what some Arsenal and Scotland fans said about Tierney during and after the game:
Different mentality about this group now. Mental strength is there to go and qualify.— CáI (@CaIMcI) October 9, 2021
Brilliant 45 minutes. Gilmour outstanding. Tierney colossus. McGregor with his best performance in a Scotland top in a long time.
Kieran Tierney has been the catalyst for this second half performance. Top, top player! #scotland— StephenJ (@sjamieson15) October 9, 2021
Thrilled for Tierney. #Scotland— boydhilton (@boydhilton) October 9, 2021
Unbelievable from Scotland. Full commitment. You could see it in the tackles (and bookings) we were putting in. Gilmour/Patterson/McGinn on the right were sublime. Tierney/Robbo devastating. That's a glimpse of exactly how good this team can be when it believes in itself.— Neil Williamson (@neilwilliamson) October 9, 2021
Watching Tierney in Scotland shirt is a constant reminder if how good he is and missed he is 💔— Laura Boag (@Boags10) October 9, 2021
Kieran Tierney really saw people slandering him on Twitter and dropped this worldie:— 🔴⭐️ (@AzeezThings) October 9, 2021
Ground Duels: 3 (3)
Key Passes: 2
Big Chances Created: 1
Dribble Attempts: 1 (1)
Accurate Passes: 40 (83%)
Dribbled Past: 0
Long Balls: 10 (6)
Don’t doubt him, ever. pic.twitter.com/9qZX6wvtfY
Tierney was great today for Scotland, really hope he picks up form again cause all these edgy haters are so jarring.— Jack (@AFCJACK___) October 9, 2021
Scotland are now two wins from a playoff spot, their victory putting them four points clear of Israel with three games to play.
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