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.

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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.


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.