Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has revealed that he regularly is in contact with Scotland team-mate Andy Robertson, but that he has no plans to follow him to the Premier League.
Robertson is part of a Liverpool team that is one game away from reaching the Champions League final, and he was excellent in the Reds’ 5-2 Champions League semi-final win over Roma.
Despite being impressed with his Scotland team-mate, Tierney has claimed that he only wants to play in the Champions League with the Hoops.
“He will message me after some big games if we win and I will message him as well. We know each other from the Scotland trips and he’s a Celtic fan as well!” Tierney said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“It was a great performance from him and he’s been great this season, he deserves to be there, but for me when I was younger, it was Celtic.
“If you want to play in the Champions League you play in it with Celtic and that’s just the way it has been for me.”
In contrast to Robertson, Tierney has yet to have huge success in European football’s premier competition, as the Bhoys has struggled in the Group Stages despite some excellent performances from Tierney.
Football Insider verdict
Hoops fans will be delighted with Tierney’s comments that he has only ever thought about playing for the Hoops, but you have to ask yourself how long that attitude will last for. The Bhoys can only go so far in Europe at the moment, and already at the age of just 20-years-old Tierney has shown that he has the ability to play at a high level. Hoops fans will be hoping that this doesn’t happen for a while yet, but it seems only a matter of time until the player makes the move to join Robertson in the Premier League. The Hoops will no doubt get a massive transfer fee for the player, but that wouldn’t make his departure any easier to take.
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