Scott Brown is embarrassed for his Celtic team-mate Kieran Tierney after comments made by Stuart McCall comparing the two.
The Scotland assistant manager hailed the 18-year-old defender as the “son of Broony” for his no-nonsense approach to football.
However, the Hoops captain, who looks set to make his 50th Scotland cap, was less than impressed with the youngsters comparison to himself by McCall and felt sorry for Tierney.
As quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, Brown said:
That’s probably not the proudest moment of his career so far, being called that by Stuart McCall.
But he’s got a left foot, which I definitely don’t have.
I’d love to tell him I’ve taught him everything I know, but that’s a load of rubbish. The wee man has great spirit and enthusiasm.
That’s what makes him the player he is, a will to win and a desire to make that tackle.
He’s not scared of anyone, that’s what is brilliant about him. He just wants to play football, he is honest and a great pro as well.
Tierney received his first Scotland call-up a fortnight ago, and could made his debut later tonight at Hampden Park against Denmark.
After recovering from an ankle injury he sustained during Celtic’s narrow win over Kilmarnock, the young defender could make the next step in his career and make his international debut.
He has already made his Celtic debut in the league and two cups, as well as four starts in the Europa League, where he impressed many fans as the team was under the spotlight for their abject performances.
With 25 starts under his belt so far this season and a four-year contract almost two weeks after his first start on Flag Day, Tierney’s rise through the Celtic ranks has been a remarkably swift journey.
A league and cup double success, coupled with his first Scotland cap would round off an incredible start to the 18-year-old’s professional career.