'Incredible, brilliant': Pundit blown away by what absolutely 'ridiculous' Arsenal man did yesterday
Scotland have qualified for the 2022 World Cup play-offs and Arsenal star Kieran Tierney is one of the biggest reasons why.
The Scots haven’t reached the World Cup since 1998, but Friday’s win against Moldova has pushed them one step closer.
Goals from Nathan Patterson and Che Adams put Scotland in a really comfortable position. However, Moldova were given a way back into the game after Patterson handled the ball inside the box.
Thankfully for the Scots, Craig Gordon saved the Moldova man’s penalty, but what Tierney did immediately after made Ally McCoist jump off his seat.
McCoist raves about ‘incredible’ Kieran Tierney challenge
Right after Gordon saved the penalty, Tierney rushed into the box and kicked the ball out of play before the Moldova man could smash in the rebound. He was the first one to react and McCoist was blown away by the Arsenal man’s commitment.
He said during commentary on Sky Sports in the 82nd minute (November 12, 2021, 06:41 pm): “Never mind the [penalty] save. The save is brilliant, but what about Tierney? Unbelievable that is!
“I’m telling you, that’s incredible. The save is wonderful. The challenge from Tierney is ridiculous. It’s brilliant. I’m telling you, the save’s excellent, I’m thrilled with the save. I’m double-thrilled with Tierney.
“It’s brilliant, it really is. Watch him. Eyes on Tierney. Look. He thinks he’s got a tap in and he has got a tap in. He comes from nowhere, absolutely nowhere.”
Tierney was a big doubt for the game against Moldova after spending a few weeks on the sidelines due to an injury. He returned to the bench in Arsenal’s most recent game against Watford, but it was unclear if he was fully fit.
When Arsenal fans saw Tierney’s name on the Scotland team sheet, there were fears about him potentially picking up another injury.
However, the Scotsman looked completely fine and in true Tierney fashion, he put his body on the line to help his side keep a clean sheet.
He was only given a 7.3 rating on SofaScore for his performance, but that challenge alone deserved a nine, if not a perfect 10.
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