Celtic defender names the teammate who has made great strides since the summer

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for Celtic

Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko speaks highly of teammate Kieran Tierney and manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko has told The Daily Record that Kieran Tierney has made great strides since the summer of 2016.

Tierney is one of the best players in the current Celtic squad and has established himself as a key player for the Bhoys.

The 19-year-old left-back has already earned two caps for the Scotland national football team.

Celtic centre-back Sviatchenko, who is 25 years of age, has praised Tierney, and believes that he has progressed a lot since the summer of 2016 under manager Brendan Rodgers.

“He (Rodgers) is really good at sharing his experience and he loves to have young players and develop them,” Sviatchenko told The Daily Record. “It succeeds.

“The example is Kieran Tierney who has made great strides since the summer and looks like the next great left-back hope.”

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 70 points from 24 matches.

The Hoops are 27 points clear of Aberdeen and Rangers, who are currently second and third respectively in the standings.

The Glasgow giants will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Motherwell at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership.

Rodgers’s side will face Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park in their final league fixture of the month. Celtic have also progressed to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for Celtic

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