Kieran Tierney delivers verdict on Celtic unbeaten run
By James Black
Celtic’s Kieran Tierney has revealed he has good memories of the first game of Celtic’s record-equalling 62-game unbeaten domestic run – as he scored his first goal for the Hoops in a 7-0 win over Motherwell.
The Hoops could shatter the 100-year-old British record set by Willie Maley’s Celtic team in 1917 if they avoid defeat away to St. Johnstone on Saturday.
Tierney scored the first goal of his professional career in the win over the Fir Park side in May 2016 and he become an integral part of the Celtic side in the 18 months since.
The 20-year-old recently signed a new six-year contract to remain with his boyhood heroes until 2023 and admitted he’ll remember the win over Motherwell for a long time.
“Yes, it was my first goal and my right foot as well so I won’t score many of them,” Tierney said, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph.
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“I will remember that for a while. You never think of that at all (getting to 62 games unbeaten). It was a great day, trophy day as well and for me to get my first professional goal and to start off this run has been great.
“It is a great run and some achievement from the boys but we have not set out to beat any run or record.”
Brendan Rodgers’ side are top of the Scottish Premiership going into the latest round of fixtures and lead Rangers-target Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen by a single point.
The Hoops could get their hands on the first piece of silverware of the season later this month when they face Motherwell at Hampden in the final of the Scottish League Cup.
The Scottish champions could also book their place in the Europa League after Christmas in the coming weeks with a trip to face Paris Saint-Germain and then the visit of Anderlecht in the Champions League.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his transfer plans for the January window.