KIERAN TIERNEY returned to action at Pittodrie on Saturday to help get Celtic over the line in the Scottish Premiership and is now likely to rest up ahead of the Scottish Cup Final against Hearts at Hampden on 25 May.
The full-back will then go under the knife to sort out a double hernia that has severely restricted his season. KT will be out of action for around 4 weeks so will miss the two Scotland qualifiers next month but should be back to full fitness for the Champions League qualifiers. Tierney has been speaking to the Celtic View about the 3-0 win at Pittodrie and how special it was to win 8IAR particularly with the sad loss of the two club greats, Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers, whose funeral was earlier today.
RIP Stevie. You scored the most important goal in Celtic’s history. You gave us the big Cup. pic.twitter.com/5dVZ2gyEcQ
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboaa) May 8, 2019
“It was my first game back and it was tough but I gave it my all. It was sore playing with a double hernia, but I wanted to be out there to play my part.
“It’s been really tough not playing as many minutes as I’d like. I want to play every minute of every game, so missing some has been frustrating. The earlier part of the season was good for me on a personal level, though.
“I played virtually every minute of the start of the season, which is the busiest period of the season for us. It’s a long season so it’s easy to forget what happened at the start. I’m just glad I could help win the title.”
The 21 year old has now won 8 major honours since breaking into the Celtic first team and he’s hungry for more. He also is keen to give something back to the fans for their outstanding backing at Pittodrie and elsewhere.
“The fans were incredible at Pittodrie. They always give us amazing support and they’re there through the good times and the bad times. A day like (Saturday) gives us the chance to pay them back for the support they’ve shown this season.
“It’s always amazing to win a league title for Celtic and to do it in a week when we lost two legends of this club makes it all the more special. This title is for them as well as the fans.”
You’ll Never Walk Alone, Stevie 9⃣???? pic.twitter.com/Pd160wqFZg
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 8, 2019