'He makes it look easy' - Mulgrew blown away by Celtic player
By James Black
Former Celtic star Charlie Mulgrew has been blown away by Kieran Tierney after filling in across the defence for club and country.
The 20-year-old Celtic star has starred in both full-back spots this season and was Scotland’s best player against the Netherlands on Thursday in central defence.
Interim Scotland boss Malky Mackay handed the Isle of Man-born defender the captain’s armband to become the fourth-youngest player in history to captain the Scots.
Tierney has been one of Celtic’s best players in the last 18 months as the Hoops have gone on a record-breaking 63-game unbeaten domestic run under Brendan Rodgers.
Mulgrew has been impressed with how Tierney has adapted to new positions having made the move from left-back to central defence himself.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“He’s top class,” Mulgrew said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I know what it’s like to shift to centre half from left back.
“It’s a totally different picture of the game and a different department.
“It’s not easy – but he makes it look easy.
“He’s now played in a lot of different positions but he’s capable of doing that.”
Tierney recently signed a new six-year deal to commit his future to the Scottish champions until 2023 as a host of English clubs monitor the defender.
Tierney will almost certainly be involved when the Hoops return to action after the international break with a trip to Dingwall to face Ross County in the Scottish Premiership.
The Glasgow giants currently lead Aberdeen by three points at the top of the table ahead of a huge month for the Hoops.
Rodgers’ side have a Scottish League Cup final against Motherwell at Hampden before a Champions League double header with Paris Saint-Germain and Anderlecht to secure a place in the Europa League.