John Collins has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic defender Kieran Tierney trains like a champion every day.
Tierney, who is only 18 years of age and plays as a left-back, enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2015-16.
The youngster also earned an international cap for Scotland, and featured in the Scottish Premiership as well as in the Europa League for Celtic.
Outgoing Celtic assistant manager Collins has praised the highly-rated left-back, and has revealed his attitude in training.
“We started off with KT and that was so nice,” Collins told The Glasgow Evening Times while discussing Celtic’s 7-0 victory over Motherwell at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.
“What a performance and what a season he’s had and to finish it off with the opening goal in the last game of the season, I’m so proud of KT and happy for him and his family. He is everything about Celtic. He loves this club and he trains every day like a champion.”
Tierney has been on the books of Celtic since 2005 and has a contract until June 2019.
The 18-year-old is one of the most promising young players in Scotland and enjoyed a good season on a personal level this campaign.
Tierney’s displays have attracted interested from clubs in England, with HITC Sport reporting last month that Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City have the teenager on their respective radars.
According to The Scottish Sun, Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton are also monitoring the youngster.