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Celtic defender Kieran Tierney admits he still finds it hard to believe he is playing for his boyhood idols.
The teenager has been handed a regular opportunity at full-back by Hoops boss Ronny Deila this season and Tierney has repaid his manager’s faith with a string of impressive performances.
While he is delighted to have been given the opportunity, the youngster is refusing to get carried away.
“I’ve worked so hard to play for Celtic and have supported them all my life, so it’s a dream to play for them,” he told the club’s website.
“I don’t want to get too ahead of myself. I need to keep my feet on the ground. I’m still young, it’s still early doors and I need to keep working hard and get more appearances under my belt.”
Tierney has been one of the few bright spots in Celtic’s Europa League campaign this season and will hope to be involved as the Hoops sign off their European involvement against Fenerbahce in Turkey on Thursday.
He says his family are helping to keep him grounded as he adapts to life in the first-team and he revealed he still carries out the duties assigned to him a youth team player at Celtic’s training ground in an effort to ensure he doesn’t get carried away.
“My family are the same as me and a few of them can’t believe it either. I don’t get treated any differently at home and I still do my duties at Lennoxtown, so that’s good for keeping my feet on the ground,” he added.
Celtic are 8.50 to defeat Fenerbahce in the Europa League. The Turks are 1.33 to win their Group A clash while the draw is 4.50.