Kieran Tierney says that he still looks up to Emilio Izaguirre at Celtic, even though he is now in direct competition with the Honduran international for a place in Ronny Deila's starting line-up.
Tierney has started to break into Celtic's team since the start of the season, and the 18-year-old has coped with every challenge thrown at him so far.
Some Celtic fans have already suggested that Tierney should be the side's first-choice left-back, but the youngster says that he still has a lot to learn before becoming a first-team regular.
KT: "He has great experience, a great player. I still look up to him and he still gives me tips at training. He's been great with me." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 26, 2015
KT on Emilio Izaguirre: "He's a great player who has played in World Cups and the #UCL so I still have a long way to go." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 26, 2015
Izaguirre has been one of Celtic's most reliable players over a number of seasons, but Tierney seems to have the potential to replace him in the long-term.
The academy graduate has coped in European competition and whenever he has been handed a chance in the Scottish Premiership he has excelled.
Tierney seems to be getting stronger by the game, and his latest performance in Celtic's 5-0 win over Dundee United was hugely impressive.
Tierney will now be hoping to kick on, as he looks to add to the six senior appearances that he has already accumulated.