Kieran Tierney has received plaudits from pundits and journalists for his performance last night at Hampden Park.
The 18-year-old Celtic left-back make his debut against Denmark as a solitary goal from Matt Richie gave them their second win in a week.
He played the opening 45 minutes before being replaced by fellow Celtic player Charlie Mulgrew.
At half-time, the former Manchester United and Danish international Peter Schmeichel gave a wealth of praise in Tierney’s direction.
Speaking on Sky Sports at half-time, he said:
I think he is easily the best player on the pitch. I’m very very impressed. Everything good that has happened in game comes from him.
Tierney, who has made 25 starts this season in a Celtic jersey, was rewarded for his consistent and no-nonsense performances all season long.
After sustaining an ankle injury against Kilmarnock, his chance of a debut was thrown into doubt but he shrugged off the injury to
Journalists also gave a beaming review of Tierney’s performance on his debut for Scotland, calling it exceptional as he made a ‘seamless’ transition to the senior internaiotnal game.
Disagree with Strachan assessment Denmark were the better team. Pedestrian game, but Scotland solid enough. McGinn, Tierney exceptional.
— Grant Russell (@STVGrant) March 29, 2016
On a fairly quiet night both Tierney & McGinn have a lot to shout about, seamless transition from the youngsters #SCO
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) March 29, 2016
Kieran Tierney has adjusted seamlessly to international football. Very good first half for the 18-year-old. Hopefully the first of many caps
— Alex O'Henley (@OHenleyAlex) March 29, 2016
Tierney’s was heavily involved in the first-half down the left-flank for Scotland and bombed forward at will showing a great level of maturity to not let the occasion of his international debut get to him.
He also saved an almost certain goal after making a crucial last-ditch tackle despite Yussuf Yurary Poulsen having a five-yard head start.
The Dane burst through after being played onside by Grant Hanley but the teenage left-back recovered well to make a timely clearance.
His attention will now turn to club matters once again, a Celtic gear up for a clash at Paradise with Hearts on Saturday afternoon.