On Wednesday, Scotland defeated Ukraine 3-0 in the Nations League, and Scottish media outlet Daily Record praised Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney for his performance, calling him “terrific” and awarding him an 8/10.
Despite the club’s recent acquisition of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Tierney, 25, has only started four of Arsenal’s eight games this season. He hasn’t let that bother him though, and the Arsenal faithful still adore him. He began last evening.
With the 3-0 victory, Steve Clarke’s team did, in fact, go to the top of Nations League Group B1. John McGinn, the captain of the Villa, scored the game’s first goal after 70 minutes, and Lyndon Dykes, a replacement, then scored twice.
A fantastic victory over a formidable Ukrainian team puts Tierney’s Scotland in a strong position to take first place in the group. After the game, The Daily Record published a player rating feature in which they raved over the Arsenal defense.
The Record gave Tierney an 8/10 and noted: “Left-back covered the ground and made himself open to receive the ball. Excellent press and selection to give [Stuart] Armstrong a chance. [Anatoliy] Trubin’s touch on the volleyball was wide.
Scottish Media Has Praised Tierney, an Arsenal Defender
Tierney performing well on a national level is encouraging for Arsenal. In the upcoming weeks, the Gunners are probably going to rotate quite a bit, and Zinchenko could occasionally go into the middle of the park due to an injury.
If Mikel Arteta decides to switch back, Tierney is also more than capable of playing on the left side of a back three. So, it’s important for Arsenal to keep Tierney fresh and give the Scotland player game time. He did well, which is a good sign.
When Arsenal returns from the international break, they will have four games in 12 days. Following Liverpool, there was a home match against Bodo/Glimt between Tottenham and Liverpool in the league. 75k-a-week Tierney will perform his duties.