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Celtic youngster Adam Montgomery has told The Scottish Sun that it was great to hear Arsenal star Kieran Tierney publicly praise him.

Montgomery has hailed Tierney for what he achieved at Celtic and how he is doing at Arsenal at the moment.

What Kieran Tierney said

Tierney, who joined Arsenal from Celtic in the summer of 2019, spoke highly of 18-year-old left-back Montgomery last month.

The 24-year-old Scotland international left-back won the Scottish Premiership title four times, and the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup twice each during his time at Celtic.

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The Arsenal star said last month that he has heard a lot of good things about the teenage left-back.

Tierney told The Scottish Sun about Montgomery last month: “I saw that John Kennedy was talking about Adam Montgomery, and I’ve heard a lot of good things about him. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see his debut.

“But I know from speaking to Kendo and Greg Taylor at Celtic that he’s a good talent and a decent boy too. I wish him all the best. It’s always great to see someone come through the Celtic academy. It was special for me to come through the ranks to the first team.

“Now, Adam’s got a chance of progressing, and I’d love to see him get more games and push for a place. All I’d advise him to do is enjoy everything. From what I’ve heard he’s a good enough player and a lad with the right attitude.”

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What Adam Montgomery says

When asked about Tierney’s comments about him, Montgomery told The Scottish Sun: “It’s great to hear a player of his quality talking about me.

“Celtic had faith in his ability and he took the opportunity and kicked on from there.”

Following in Kieran Tierney’s footsteps

Tierney established himself as a first-team regular at Celtic at an early age.

Montgomery will be looking to do something similar.

The teenager played as a left-winger in the first half against Charlton Athletic before going back to left-back in the second period.

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The youngster has said that his preference is to play as a left-back.

Tierney is an attacking left-back who is strong defensively and is brilliant going forward.

Montgomery’s ability to play as a left-winger suggests that he can be good going on the attack as well.

The Celtic teenager is still improving and progressing as a footballer, and he should be allowed to develop at his own pace.

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