Celtic 19-year-old delivers verdict on shocking incident in win v Motherwell
By Danny Wright
Kieran Tierney admitted that he feared the worst when he was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle during Celtic’s 2-0 win over Motherwell.
Ryan Bowman lunged at the 19-year-old with his studs up but he only received a yellow card from the referee.
The Celtic full-back feels lucky that he wasn’t serious injured from the tackle and is thankful that he won’t spend more time on the sidelines this season as he escaped with just a cut to his knee.
He has already faced three months out this season with a fractured ankle and a shoulder injury.
“Straight away I thought something bad had happened. He caught me on the kneecap. It was a horrible challenge,” Tierney said to Sky Sports.
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“It was sore. You kind of know sometimes when you have done something and I thought it was bad.
“He caught me high and my knee is all cut. I feared the worst but thankfully it was okay. I got lucky. Having just come back from injury the last thing I wanted was another one.”
Although playing at left-back, Tierney has contributed an impressive 10 assists to his team this season in 26 games across all competitions.
The Celtic academy product has featured in every game since returning from an injury that kept him out since October.
The Isle of Man-born player had his debut for the Scotland international team in March 2016 and has picked up one further cap since.
He has made a total of 61 appearances for Celtic in all competitions since making his first appearance for the club in the 2014/15 season.
Brendan Rodgers’ side brushed past Motherwell with relative ease on Saturday thanks to goals from Moussa Dembele and James Forrest.
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