Kieran Tierney cites playing against Kylian Mbappe and Unai Emery’s PSG side when Celtic lost 7-1 as one of his toughest nights


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By Damian Mannion

11th October 2019,
2:05 pm

It started so well for Kieran Tierney and Celtic, but Paris Saint-Germain quickly turned it into 90 minutes of agony.

Moussa Dembele opened the scoring in the Champions League group game, but then Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti, Dani Alves and Kylian Mbappe combined to score seven goals.

And it’s something Tierney, now at Arsenal following a £25m summer transfer, hasn’t forgotten.

Asked by Hector Bellerin during a Q&A on Arsenal’s YouTube channel, who has caused him the most amount of trouble, he pointed to the pace of Mbappe.

Mbappe scored for PSG in their 7-1 win against Celtic in 2017

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Mbappe scored for PSG in their 7-1 win against Celtic in 2017

“He was so quick,” he said.

“It was actually [Unai Emery] who the [PSG] manager at the time and it was the toughest game I’ve ever played in my career, against Mbappe and Dani Alves down that side.”

Although it was tough conceding seven goals, he pointed out that no matter the result, you always learn something from testing yourself against the best.

He was, however, at a loss to explain what he picked up!

The left-back appears to be settling into life in London and made his long awaited debut in Arsenal’s 5-0 Carabao Cup win against Nottingham Forest and revealed he is likely to get the shirt framed.

Injury had halted his progress, but said it was great to finally pull on an Arsenal kit, especially as his family came to watch.

Kieran Tierney appears to have fully recovered from his injury

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Kieran Tierney appears to have fully recovered from his injury

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