Andrew Robertson explains reason why Celtic released him as a teenager

Andrew Robertson has opened up about his stint with Celtic.

Hull City defender Andrew Robertson has told The Scottish Sun that being released by Celtic was 'arguably the best thing' to have happened to him, and the Bhoys released him because they didn't think he was good enough.

Robertson, 21, enjoyed a promising season in the Premier League last term having joined Hull from Dundee United in 2014, but he suffered relegation to the Championship with Steve Bruce's men.

Now, the left back is looking to help the Tigers claim promotion back to the Premier League, whilst he will be hoping that his performances can help him nail down a regular place in the Scotland line-up.

With eight caps for Scotland already, Robertson is not only considered to be one for the future but also a valuable option for Gordon Strachan right now.

Robertson's path to Hull started with Celtic, but he was released at Under-15 level before joining Queen's Park, and his displays handed him a move to Dundee United in 2013, aged just 19.

After one season in the limelight at Tannadice, Robertson made the move to Hull, but has now looked back at his exit from Celtic in an interview with The Scottish Sun, responding when asked what happened with his departure from the Bhoys as a teenager.

"I guess one man’s opinion was that I wasn’t good enough," said Robertson. "It was arguably the best thing that’s happened to me as, luckily, I got my chance at Queen’s Park," he added.

The Bhoys have ironically had problems at left back recently, with Emilio Izaguirre lacking real competition for his place in the Celtic defence.

Now though, the emergence of Kieran Tierney has given Celtic a young, promising option at left back, but some fans may still have preferred that Robertson had stayed at Celtic and developed with the Bhoys.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch