KRIS COMMONS has labelled Kieran Tierney as ‘unstoppable’ after his performance for Scotland on Thursday night, which saw the Celtic left-back stand in at centre-half.
Commons used his Scottish Daily Mail column to praise the 20-year old, who was also given the captain’s armband by interim boss, Malky MacKay.
“It seems like nothing can stop the progress of Kieran Tierney.
“For me, his performance at centre-back was the one thing to come out of Scotland’s friendly against Holland.”
Tierney, a product of Celtic’s youth academy, has been praised for his adaptability for the national team, which has seen him play left back, right back and centre back in an attempt to include both himself and Andy Robertson.
“He looked comfortable. As he always does. The past month or so has seen him sign a six-year deal with Celtic, captain both club and country, be tipped to win 100 caps, and end up linked with all manner of clubs.
“Not bad for a 20-year-old. He is remarkable.”
Commons, who scored 91 goals in 226 appearances for Celtic, suggested that this was the one of the bright spots to come out of a friendly match between two nations that had failed to book a place in Russia.
“The game at Pittodrie felt to me almost like a closed-doors bounce match. One where you give fringe players a run-out. That wasn’t Scotland’s best team and I’m not sure how many lessons it delivered for the future.”
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