Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has admitted that his performances this season haven’t been as good as they were last season.
Despite this, the player has been nominated as Scotland’s young player of the year, and has to be favourite to win the award for the third season in a row.
The nominations were revealed on the PFA Scotland Twitter account a short time ago.
— PFA Scotland (@PFAScotland) April 25, 2018
Even though he is on the verge of winning another treble with the Hoops, Tierney was brutally honest about his performances this season.
“Last season was a very good season as a team, to replicate it would be very hard, so maybe I’ve not been as good as I was last season, but I’ve been giving my all every game,” he told Sky Sports, as shown on Sky Sports Scotland‘s Twitter page.
WATCH@CelticFC defender @kierantierney1 has won the last two @PFAScotland Young Player of the Year awards and is up for a third consecutive time. He spoke to @SkySportsNews earlier today. pic.twitter.com/XnrRyuMeXP
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) April 25, 2018
Even though Tierney, a mainstay of the side this season with 51 appearances, may feel that the Hoops have failed to hit the heights of last season, they are still on the verge of another league title and are in the final of the Scottish Cup.
Football Insider verdict
It is rare to see a footballer being so honest, but Tierney is correct when he says that both he and the Hoops have struggled to match the standards they set last season. Last season was a one-off, and no team is ever likely to go through an entire domestic season unbeaten again, but it is still worth noting that the Hoops are on the verge of repeating last season’s treble. The number of games Tierney has played this season haven’t helped him, and he could be doing with a rest as soon as the title is won, but his honestly is very refreshing and most Hoops fans will be pleased to see him admit that the Bhoys can do better.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have been dealt an injury blow ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm clash