According to the Daily Record, former Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has said that Kieran Tierney could easily make a switch to centre-back permanently after impressing there against Holland for Scotland.
Tierney is a natural left back and has had a lot of hype around him, especially this season, with many big clubs keeping tabs on the Scotsman, but as he captained his country on Thursday, he played at centre-back, where Mulgrew was part of his defense in the 1-0 loss.
Mulgrew, who used to play for Celtic, was full of praise of the 20-year-old after the game against the 2010 World Cup runner-ups, he said,
He’s top class and showed his quality again. You see his determination. He threw himself in to it. He is a great player and he leads by example. He can be very happy with his performance. Can he stay in that position? I don’t see why not.
Mulgrew added to this by explaining Tierney’s traits, and how they are great for a centre-back.
If you look right through Europe, centre-halves are all comfortable on the ball and they build from the back. That’s the way it is these days. If you are comfortable with the ball then it gives the midfield more time. First and foremost you are a defender but he is comfortable with that side of the game as well.