Kieran Tierney says he has dreamt of playing for Celtic his whole life

The 18-year-old is clearly living the dream at Celtic Park.

Celtic youngster Kieran Tierney has been speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Molde on Thursday, with his comments later published on the club’s official Twitter account.

The 18-year-old has played Celtic’s last two Scottish Premiership matches and he now has seven first-team appearances under his belt, and such is his talent he could soon be a regular starter for Ronny Deila’s side.

Tierney knows just what it means to play for Celtic having been an avid Bhoys supporter all his life, and the fact that he now gets to represent his boyhood club has clearly made a significant and understandable mark on him.

Speaking about his family, Tierney said, “We’ve been lifelong Celtic fans so everyone is delighted (by his progress). It’s something I’ve dreamt of all my life.”

Some footballers do it for the money and others for the love of the game, but few are lucky enough to break through at a side that pulses through their veins.

Tierney has that chance, a chance to live his dream week in, week out, and that has been reflected in his early performances.

The teenager is a wonderful young talent who looks set to shine for Celtic for the next decade and beyond. After all, when your dream comes true so early in life, why would you ever let it go?

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