Fans react to Arsenal star Kieran Tierney’s display for Scotland
Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney was in action on Thursday night for Scotland – and some fans on Twitter were left raving about the player’s international display.
Scotland earned a hard-fought point against Austria after coming from behind twice to draw 2-2 in a World Cup qualifier.
Sasa Kalajdzic scored twice in the second half for visitors Austria, but the hosts equalised through Granit Hanley first, followed by a magical overhead kick from Aston Villa’s John McGinn late on to secure the draw.
Tierney, who plays as the left-sided centre-back in a back three for Scotland, lined up in Steve Clarke’s XI.
The 23-year-old Gunners star is such a key player at club level at the Emirates Stadium, something which is very much the case when he plays for his country as well.
His preferred left-back position is taken though in the Scotland squad by Liverpool’s Andy Robertson, but he shows great versatility filling a different role with his excellent attitude.
A selection of international supporters on social media believe that Tierney was a standout with his individual display.
It must be frustrating that arguably the nation’s two biggest high-profile stars are both recognised left-backs, which leaves the manager with the issue of trying to shoehorn them into the same XI.
Here are some Scotland fans hailing the Arsenal star:
Kieran Tierney is some player
— BigTuna (@BigTuna_17) March 25, 2021
Frustrating watching the first half of the Scotland game. Kieran Tierney has been outstanding at LB for Arsenal this season, has to be more effective than Robbo. Hopefully Clarke makes the change at some point. 🏴
— Bernadette 68 (@bras68) March 25, 2021
Our most creative player this game has been Kieran Tierney…from centre half.
— Dixie Normus (@Spiritual_Tam) March 25, 2021
Kieran Tierney is the best left back in the world
— Reece (@ReeceWyllie13) March 25, 2021
Kieran Tierney’s an absolute warrior. What a player he’s always been, but he’s definitely went up a level this past year or so.
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) March 25, 2021
Kieran Tierney is an absolute superstar, what a player 🤩
— Ben Hastie (@benhastie45x) March 25, 2021
Kieran Tierney – 7.5
Good performance today from KT, was very solid defensively and supported the attacks well.
— Arran 🏴 (@LFCArran) March 25, 2021
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