David Hay comments on Kieran Tierney’s best position

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC (C) celebrates with teammates Kieran Tierney (2R), Mikael Lustig (R) and others after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match...

Celtic and Scotland international defender Kieran Tierney is one of the best left-backs in Europe.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic sits on the turf with a facial injury that forced him to be substituted in the first half during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at...

Kieran Tierney is one of the best young players in Europe and is a key figure in the current Celtic team.

The 20-year-old defender has established himself as a regular for Celtic under manager Brendan Rodgers.

The left-back is also a regular for the Scotland national football team, and one should not be surprised if the youngster develops into a world-class footballer in the coming years.

Although Tierney is a left-back by trade, the Celtic youngster has operated as a central defender and also been deployed as a right-back.

The talented and promising young defender has done well in whichever position he has played.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 27:Alexandru Chipciu of RSC Anderlecht and Kieran Tierney of Celtic battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC...

Former Celtic midfielder and manager David Hay has suggested that Tierney’s best position is at left-back.

“Kieran Tierney did not let anyone down with his performances on the the right-hand side for Scotland,” Hay wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times.

“But I do think that what we have seen from him playing out there is that he is much more natural on the left.

“There are some guys who can play either side and are very comfortable on both - Danny McGrain was pretty outstanding at going seamlessly between the two - but I do think that Kieran is far better, at this stage in his career, staying on the left.”

Kieran Tierney (R) of Celtic and Andrew Waterworth (L) of Linfield during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14,...

Tierney plays as a left-back for Celtic, and it would make sense for him to continue to be deployed in that role.

Although being versatile is important for any young footballer, the Scotland international needs to be given every opportunity to grow in the role he is most suited to.

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