Kieran Tierney hopes Celtic's success helps Scotland beat England

The Hoops enjoyed an unbeaten league season

BY Simon Maguire 16:00 Tuesday 23 May 2017, 16:00 23 May 2017

Picture by: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

Kieran Tierney hopes the Celtic contingent can bring their winning mentality to the Scottish national side ahead of their World Cup qualifier with England.

Celtic retained their league title going the whole season unbeaten and play Aberdeen in this weekend's Scottish Cup final looking to complete a domestic treble.

The 19-year-old has been named in Gordon Strachan's squad for the crucial qualifier against their nearest neighbours along with Craig Gordon, Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "You saw the last Scotland game when there was a core of Celtic players and it was a great result for us and that helps the team."

"The way Celtic have played this season, and the winning mentality we have, can only be a bonus for the national side.”

Kieran Tierney celebrates at Celtic Park. Picture by: Craig Watson/PA Wire/PA Images

The youngster was unavailable when the sides met earlier in the campaign which saw England triumph 3-0 at Wembley but is looking forward to the return match.

"I was injured the last time we played England," he said, adding "and I was unlucky to miss that so hopefully if I do well in the next game and the training week I can get picked for the team."

"It’s a major test. International football is the best players from each country and I’ve had a taste of it over a couple of games and I’m looking forward to this one. This is a big game for the country and I’m really looking forward to it," he added. 


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