By James Black
Celtic star Kieran Tierney has admitted that his form will “dip” eventually – but admits that it won’t be the “end of the world” when it does.
The 20-year-old has been a standout for the Hoops over the last 18 months as Brendan Rodgers’ side have embarked on a record-breaking 63-games unbeaten domestic run.
So far this season, Tierney has played in a number of positions for club and country but has contiued to excel regardless of where he plays.
The Isle of Man-born star is realsitic enough however to admit that he can’t sustain it for ever abut believes how he bounces back from it is more important.
“A dip will come for me,” said Tierney, as quoted by the Evening Times. “100 per cent. It’s just how I approach it and deal with it.
“You try and stay away from negative thoughts. No one goes out to play badly.
“But I’m sure it will come. And if it does, it’s not the end of the world.”
The Hoops mainstay recently signed a six-year deal to commit his future to the Scottish champions until 2023.
Interim Scotland boss Malky Mackay handed Tierney the captain’s armband in the absence of Scott Brown for the recent friendly defeat by former Rangers manager Dick Advocaat’s Holland to make him the fourth youngest Scotland skipper in history.
Tierney is on the brink of making his 100th appearance for the Hoops after breaking through under former boss Ronny Deila in 2015.
A number of English clubs have been reportedly credited with an interest in the defender after his performances for Celtic domestically and in the Champions League.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are in a transfer tussle with a Bundesliga club for this goal-a-game forward.