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celtic Kieran Tierney has shrugged off the attention from the big guns down south

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saoirse

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Kieran Tierney has shrugged off the attention from the big guns down south as he’s only targeting firing Celtic to the double treble.

The Hoops star is being watched by a raft of top sides in the English Premier League with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho topping the list of admirers.

Old Trafford scouts have set up camp at Parkhead this season to keep tabs on the 20-year-old and were in the Hampden stands as Brendan Rodgers’s men hammered Rangers on Sunday but Tierney has constantly insisted his heart is set on home.

The Scotland ace penned a bumper new six-year deal earlier in the season and is determined to keep racking up the silverware.



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Celts can seal the Premiership at Hibs on Saturday – and close out Scottish football’s first back-to-back trebles at Hampden when they square up to Motherwell on May 19.

Tierney said: “I’m not thinking about anyone other than Celtic.

“I’m enjoying my career here. I’ve just signed a six-year deal so if that doesn’t say long term I don’t know what does.

“We still have to win the league – rest up and hopefully beat Hibs.

“A double treble has never been done for a reason – it’s very hard.

“We’ve put ourselves in a great position and it’s up to us to be 100 per cent and do the business now.”

Tierney is still celebrating Celtic’s stunning Scottish Cup slaughter of Rangers but he insisted he won’t be watching reruns all week.

The defender’s dad has his triumphs stored on his Sky box but the player prefers to focus on the present. He admitted one day he’ll look back on his Old Firm glory days but at the moment it’s about creating more memories.

Tierney said: “My dad goes over the games but I don’t. We will analyse it in training and John Kennedy will go over the good and bad bits with me.



Kieran Tierney and James Tavernier

“Sunday was one for the memories, definitely. Looking back in years to come it will be a great memory for me but we still have big games to look forward to and can’t dwell on this too long.”

Celtic’s dominance over their rivals was laid bare at the weekend and the Hoops savoured the chance to slap down any talk of the gap closing.

Tierney – who has played in nine of Celts’ 10-match unbeaten Old Firm run – said: “It can help when you are unbeaten in these games for a while but it also builds up pressure with a lot of people saying you need to lose one time.

“It doesn’t matter the score. All that matters is winning these games. You saw the last time at Ibrox, down to 10 men and winning was a great feeling.



“To win by four in a high pressure semi-final everyone is talking about just shows you hard we are working.

“After the games there’s no better feeling. It’s surreal when you walk around the stadium at
full-time and see the smiles on everyone’s faces. It doesn’t get better than that.

“It was brilliant – from first minute to last we were the better team and showed we wanted it.

“It was a great result. The games are tough but what we do in training and what we showed on the pitch gives us the best chance of a win. We were clinical – when we got chances we took them.”

The gap is a gulf and Tierney believes it’s down to the Celtic squad’s huge strength in depth.



Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele (Image: SNS Group)
He said: “We have players who can change the game seemingly out of nothing. All they need is a half chance.

“You see Moussa Dembele’s willingness to work and run and earn penalties then show great composure. James Forrest chips in too and we have a solid defence.

“You can look at our bench and see who came on and who didn’t. We have great players who can make a difference and that’s what makes us a good team.

“You know if you’re not performing then someone else can come in and that spurs you on.”

There’s not much chance of Tierney being ousted after another star turn but the full-back is hoping to be more involved in the Scottish Cup Final this season.



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Twelve months ago the kid was forced off in the first half in the win against Aberdeen when he had his teeth smashed out by a Jayden Stockley elbow.

Tierney raced back from hospital for the celebrations following Tom Rogic’s last-gasp winner but wants to be around for the full day this time.

He said: “It wasn’t great for me last year but then Tom came on for me and scored so he owes me one for that! I was injured for the last league game against Motherwell but I watched it and they are a hard team. They play to their strengths and will make it tough for us in the Final.”
 

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Proudtim

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Money can't buy what KT feels for Celtic.
He'll be here until he fulfills all his hoops ambitions and that's at least till the ten.
Then he'll get his move to whoever he pleases, he's that good.
 

bigbadliam

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Money can't buy what KT feels for Celtic.
He'll be here until he fulfills all his hoops ambitions and that's at least till the ten.
Then he'll get his move to whoever he pleases, he's that good.
Hope you’re right. Be good to have him as captain that year, if Broonies done by then
 
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