Scotland star Craig Gordon heaped praise on Arsenal star Kieran Tierney after the defender starred for his country against the Faroe Islands on Wednesday.
Both players know each other really well thanks to their time together at Celtic. Gordon was there when the left-back made his debut for the Hoops in 2015 and he has seen how far the 23-year-old has come since.
The goalkeeper spoke to the media after Tierney picked up a hat-trick of assists for Scotland at Hamden Park. He labelled the defender as ‘world-class’, and revealed that the full-back always speaks highly of Arsenal’s coaching staff for making him a better player.
Gordon said, as per The Daily Record: “I thought he was incredible and he has taken his game on even further. He talks so highly of the Arsenal coaching staff and how they have helped develop him.
“I think he is world-class, I really do. He’s so consistent as well and that is what makes him so good. He has been more consistent and tactically and technically he has improved, playing against better players week in, week out.
“He has raised his level because of that. I have seen him come through from 17 to where he is now and he will only continue to get better. He is doing it in every game and he’s big for us on and off the park. He is also in charge of the music and he is great for the camp and a real valued member of the squad.”
The Insider’s View:
Kieran Tierney is everything a manager dreams of. He is fantastic in his position, he’s a model professional and he is a real leader – on and off the pitch.
The Scotsman has been one of Arsenal’s best players this season. Despite missing almost a month through injury, Tierney has scored twice, assisted six times & has won a penalty since Boxing Day. He is now delivering on the international stage as well, which shows just how good a player he is.
The amazing thing about Tierney is that he is still only 23. He’s already so good and he is nowhere near his prime. If he can keep injuries away, he will be in the conversation when it comes to the best left-backs in world football in the very near future.