Scotland and Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has revealed he has leaned on his Celtic replacement Greg Taylor to help him get accustomed to his new role at the Emirates.
Taylor has been a standout this season under Ange Postcoglu and is one of the first names on the Celtic team sheet alongside Callum McGregor and Joe Hart.
The former Kylie kid has excelled in Postecoglu’s system which uses an inverted full-back and Tierney has now revealed that he has turned to Taylor for advice after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta adopted a similar system. How did it go?
In the Gunners’ new system, Tierney finds himself switching from wing-back to full-back as he draws inspiration from hoops and accepts suggestions his Parkhead successor has given him that are more than useful. Huh.
Tierney has started Arsenal’s last three games in the Premier League as they are on top after six games.
And she’s adamant that Taylor deserves all the praise she can get after the start of the season.
He said: “He’s been fantastic, upside-down full-back, and that’s how we’ve been playing there, so I’m seeing him every week trying to get tips from him.
“And it’s been great to see him perform well because he’s a great guy. I’m really close to him, I talk to him a lot, so I’m buzzing for him.
“We watch each other’s games and always text each other after the game.
“It is a new role for me and a role in which he is really comfortable.
“It’s great to see him, he’s been one of Celtic’s best players this season.
“Greg’s attitude is fantastic and I’m happy to see him do so well, a great guy who deserves all the credit he’s getting right now.”
Tierney returned to Scotland last night and played a key role in their second half against Ukraine at Hampden.
John McGuin eventually helped break the deadlock before Lyndon Dykes netted twice inside the final ten minutes to complete the scoring.
He was replaced by Taylor within the final ten minutes as Steve Clark’s men moved to the top of their UEFA Nations League group.
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