Press conference

'Tierney has something special in his blood!'


Social media was abuzz before kick off on Saturday as Kieran Tierney appeared for the warm up at a snowy Hawthorns wearing just a t-shirt and shorts.

Having played the majority of his career in Scotland, the left back is used to difficult conditions but even Mikel Arteta was taken aback by his attitude towards the cold.

"He’s got something special in his blood because we’re all wearing snoods, gloves and hats!" our manager said. "He just goes out in his shorts and t shirt! It’s not like he’s acting, believe me. He’s very comfortable like that.

"From the moment I joined this club and he went through this shoulder injury, I saw a player with enormous talent with the perfect attitude and commitment.

"He is a joy to work with and I’m so happy for him with the goal he scored and everything he’s put in to be better every day towards the team and towards the club.

"He had some issues to adapt and it was a challenge for him to leave his house, and we are all trying to help him because the kid really deserves it. He’s a joy to work with."

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