Thu. Oct 6th, 2022
SCOTLAND and Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has revealed that 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 under Ange Postecoglou this season and is one of the first names on the Celtic team sheet with Callum McGregor and Joe Hart.

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Tierney and Taylor have paired up to both top their respective leagues[/caption]

The former Killie kid has excelled in Postecoglou’s system which utilises inverted full-backs and Tierney has now told of how he has gone to Taylor in search of advice after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta adopted a similar system.

Tierney has found himself switching from more of a wing-back to an inverted full-back in the Gunners new system as they seek inspiration from the Hoops and he admits the tips that his Parkhead successor has given him have been more than useful.

Tierney has started Arsenal’s last three games in the Premier League as they sit top after six games.

And he is adamant that Taylor is deserving of all the praise he can get after the start to the season that he’s had.

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He said: “He’s been brilliant, inverted full-back, and that’s how we are playing down there, so I’m watching him every week trying to take tips from him.

“And it’s been brilliant to see him doing well because he’s a great guy. I’m really close to him, I speak to him a lot, so I’m buzzing for him.

“We watch each other’s games and always text each other after games.

“It’s a new role for me and a role he is really comfortable in.

“It’s great to watch him, he has been one of Celtic’s best players this season.

“Greg’s attitude is brilliant and I’m delighted to see him doing so well, a great guy who deserves all the credit he is getting just now.”

Tierney returned to the Scotland fold last night and played a key role in their second half rout over Ukraine at Hampden.

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He helped tee up John McGinn to eventually break the deadlock before Lyndon Dykes netted twice inside the final ten minutes to complete the scoring.

He was replaced by Taylor inside the final ten minutes as Steve Clarke’s men went to the top of their Uefa Nations League Group.

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