Kenny Dalglish lauds Arsenal star Kieran Tierney after Scotland win
Scotland icon Kenny Dalglish has told TalkSPORT that he has been impressed with Arsenal star Kieran Tierney after the Tartan Army defeated the Faroe Islands 4-0 last night.
Tierney played at centre-back with Liverpool flyer Andy Robertson playing in the left-wing back position.
The 23-year-0ld has been in fine form for the Gunners this season, playing 32 times in all competitions.
He has quickly become a fan favourite since a 2019 transfer from Celtic for £25 million.
Dalglish has praised the youngster for his adaptability to a new position and thinks getting the best out of Tierney and Robertson will benefit Scotland.
He told TalkSPORT: “I think unfortunately Kieran Tierney and Robbo (Andy Robertson) play in the same position.
“Tierney has done brilliantly. He’s just accepted the fact that he’s the one that might be moved to play as a left-sided centre-back.
“He’s played that position for Arsenal and now he’s doing it for Scotland. He was involved in two goals last night.
“They’re both good players and the higher levels these players are playing can only benefit Scotland.”
TBR View: Tierney becoming quite a star
Admittedly, it would have been a huge surprise had Scotland not defeated their lesser opposition last night.
With qualification to Euro 2020 assured, however, it’s an exciting time to be following Scottish football.
Tierney is quickly becoming one of Europe’s top stars and Arsenal completed a stunning purchase by landing him.
The £90,000-a-week star is improving all the time and the fact he can play in two different positions only adds to his quality.
Arsenal will hope that Tierney can lead the club back into the Champions League at some point.
That will be the ultimate aim for the Gunners and building quality around the Scotland international is a must.
Praise from Dalglish is held in high regard and Scotland could slip under the radar ahead of Euro 2020.
You may also like…
- Report: 24-year-old will not push to leave Arsenal this summer, he’s perfectly happy at the Emirates
- Report: Arsenal strongly considered signing £67m star in January, but club insiders quickly got bad feeling
- Report: Maitland-Niles expected to leave Arsenal for Premier League side
- Report: International manager set to completely ignore Arteta and call up Arsenal player to his squad