“Unleash him on the left” Scotland fan calls for Tierney promotion

Kieran Tierney is one of Arsenal’s most reliable players at the moment and he is also the club’s undisputed first-choice left-back.

However, in his national team, he has to fight for a place in the left-back spot with Liverpool’s Andy Robertson, who is also the Scottish national team captain.

The Arsenal man has had to play as a left centre-back because of Robertson, but that is not a decision that every Scotland fan agrees with.

Robertson is a bigger talent having won the Champions League and the Premier League with Liverpool in recent seasons but some fans still feel that Tierney is a better left-back when compared to the Liverpool man.

Scotland secured their place in next year’s Euros when they beat Serbia on penalties on Thursday.

However, they faced Slovakia in their Nations League game today and lost the game 1-0.

Robertson didn’t play, and that gave Tierney the chance to play as a left-back, and he impressed.

One fan phoned the Daily Record Hotline and made his point on starting Tierney ahead of Robertson.

Ian Tomlinson said: “Kieran Tierney is a better left-back than Andy Robertson and Sunday proved it for me. He can dip the shoulder and take out defenders with pace and skill whereas Robertson struggles with this an relies on crossing from deeper. 

“This boy is wasted at centre half it is time to unleash him on the left.”

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  1. Not really concerned what Scotland and its supporters want – it’s what MA wants Tierney to do at The Arsenal that matters.

  2. I would say that I also feel their pain. Such a talented LB and I believe our club is worse off when his time is wasted as LCB.
    I support Arteta as our manager, but IMHO it’s a mistake with this 3-4-3 formation. It isn’t suited to our most talented players or the strengths of the team.
    Try somthing new; haven’t scored goal in 4 PL games, negative goal difference, and we’re predictable. Not like we can play much worse.

  3. Tierney is not a center back, he is an excellent left sided full back or left side of midfield. Problem is trying to fit Auba, Saka and Tierney in. In one way or another nothing is working for any of themm by that. Auba is able to get into the box enough, Saka is being played everywhere but left side and Tierney is playing at CB. The balance of the team is wrong and all three are suffering. I like 343 or 352 but with the players we have its 433 or 442 to get all those three in their suitable playing positions.

  4. Tierney had a very good game for an understrength Scottish team yesterday in what is for him a more natural position than left CB.While Saka also did well in the same LWB role, to me he would be more effective for Arsenal as a conventional left winger.There is no doubt in mind that Tierney and Saka can work well together down the left flank They are the future for our Club whereas Auba is unlikely to be around for more than a season of two at best.I suspect he will be tried at C.F against Leeds given the poor form of Laca, but whether he can succeed in that area is debatable as he lacks the ability to hold the ball under pressure and link up with teammates.I hope he proves me wrong but I doubt if he will.

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