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Kieran Tierney says he looks up to Emilio Izaguirre

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Kieran Tierney is in direct competition with Emilio Izaguirre for a place in Celtic's starting line-up.

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. 

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. 

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