The Celtic youngster is fierce competition to the Hull City star for the Scotland left-back spot.
Andrew Robertson celebrates scoring the third goal for Hull
Hull City star Andrew Robertson has told the Glasgow Evening Times he is happy to have competition from Celtic’s Kieran Tierney for the Scotland left-back position.
Robertson enjoyed a fine campaign, as he was part of the Hull City side that won the Championship playoffs and made an instant return to the Premier League.
Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for Celtic
Tierney also enjoyed a big season, breaking into the Celtic first team and earning rave reviews for his performances in their Scottish Premiership winning year.
He has already made his international debut, with Scotland manager Gordon Strachan using him in a friendly against Denmark back in March.
Many are anticipating a bright future for him for club and country, which would spell bad news for Robertson, but he insists he is glad to have the competition.
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan
“He’s had a great season, nobody is going to deny that, and he’s only going to get better,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“That’s good for Scotland. We are all delighted to see a young player coming through and I’m no different. Competition at left-back is fine by me.”
One factor that could stand Robertson in good stead is the fact he will be playing the Premier League next season.
That will arguably seeing him playing at a higher level than Tierney will get in the Scottish Championship and could factor heavily in Strachan’s planning for the future.
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