The Celtic left-back's rise within the game has been quite incredible.
Hoops ace Kieran Tierney spoke to reporters after captaining his country for their friendly match against the Netherlands last night, and declared that he was shocked when caretaker manager Malky Mackay handed him the armband prior to kick-off, as quoted by the Sunday Post.
Yesterday's game was the 20-year-old's ninth cap for Scotland, and him being entrusted with the captaincy serves as a reward for his quite sensational rise within the game over this past 18 months or so.
Tierney was part of Celtic's incredible unbeaten domestic campaign last season, and continues to be a key contributing factor behind his team's dominance in Scotland.
Brendan Rodgers' side have strung together 63 games unbeaten domestically now, and they currently sit comfortably at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, with a three point advantage over second placed Aberdeen.
Everything is looking rather rosy for Tierney.
The talented Scot spoke to reporters in the aftermath of his country's 1-0 defeat last night, expressing his gratitude for being given the opportunity to captain his nation, as quoted by the Sunday Post:
“It was an incredible feeling when the gaffer told me he was going to make me captain. I was surprised, I am so young, but it’s great faith he showed in me and I really appreciate that. It’s a massive honour. That’s me captained club and country and it doesn’t get much bigger than that. I’m really grateful for the chances I have been given. It’s crazy. I just try to work hard every single day, keep level-headed. That’s all I can do, and where it takes me, it takes me.”
Next up for Tierney and Celtic is a trip to Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday November 18th, and they will be looking to emphasise their dominance in the league.