Interview

'I give 100 per cent and see where it takes me'

Kieran Tierney

Although he's only played two first-team matches, Kieran Tierney has already become a firm fans' favourite.

The former Celtic defender's no-nonsense attitude and will to win have endeared him to Arsenal supporters across the globe - but he says all he is trying to do is keep things simple.

"I just give 100 per cent," Tierney said. "That is all I can do. It is the only goal I set for myself and I would be doing my family an injustice and the club an injustice if I didn’t give 100 per cent.

"I am just going to bring myself. I don’t compare myself to anybody else. As I said, I work 100 per cent every day. If it is good enough, it is good enough. If not, it’s not for a lack of trying. 

"I don’t set goals. I work 100 per cent every day and see where that takes me.

"It is a massive change for me here. I was a home boy, I always stayed with my parents, and I’ve come down here to a different country, a massive city. But so far everybody at the club has helped me settle and I am very grateful for that.

"People say what’s the city like? I have no idea, I’ve never been in. I train, I work hard, I go home and recover and train the next day. 

"It is just a simple life and I just put everything into football and all I can to just try to reap the rewards."