Celtic defender Kieran Tierney flattered by interest from Chelsea

Celtic defender, Kieran Tierney, has mentioned that he is flattered by talk of interest from Bayern Munich and Chelsea. Though such a reaction is quite natural, it seems that he is not too perturbed by rumours flying around him as he says that he is living the dream with Celtic.

He said, as quoted by Sky Sports:

Obviously when you are younger some people dream about playing in the Premier League but I dreamt about playing for Celtic. It was always a Celtic strip I wore.

It’s flattering hearing clubs like Bayern and Chelsea mentioned. They are some of the best teams in the world but if you are a youngster playing first-team games every week for Celtic and doing well, you will get noticed by teams in Europe.

The 19-year-old plays in the left-back position for the Scottish champions. He made his senior debut for the side under Ronny Deila in April 2015, but it is under the former Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, that he has come of age. He has produced some solid performances in the Champions League this season, and caught the attentions of several heavyweight European clubs, including the likes of Chelsea and Bayern.

Tierny, who made his Scotland debut in March 2016, has a bright future ahead of him. It is indeed flattering for any youngster when clubs like Chelsea or Bayern show an interest. However, at this point of time, what is important for him is to focus on developing his own game at Celtic.

The youngster has said recently that Rodgers has played a massive role in his development. Under his tutelage, Tierny has improved the attacking side of his game. The young defender has been out since October with an ankle ligament damage, but he is hoping to return quickly after the winter break.