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Kieran Tierney Confirms Cup Final Fitness But Will Miss Crucial Scotland Games

Kieran Tierney Confirms Cup Final Fitness But Will Miss Crucial Scotland Games

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has revealed he’s winning his battle to be fit for this weekend’s Scottish Cup Final – but will not play in Scotland’s crucial double-header early next month.

Tierney has missed the Hoops’ last two matches as he battle with pelvic and hip problems, and will undergo a double-hernia operation at the end of the current season.

Despite that, the 21-year-old has insisted he’ll be fit enough to take on Hearts at Hampden on Saturday afternoon, as the Premiership champions go in search of an historic third consecutive domestic treble.

However, Tierney will not play in Scotland’s vital Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Belgium, as he explained in-front of the media this afternoon.

Speaking about the appointment of new Scots boss Steve Clarke, via the BBC, Tierney explained: “You’re frustrated, you want to go away, you want to make an impression with the new manager.

“But I need to think of myself long-term as well and the best thing is to get the operation as soon as I can.”

“It started off as something else and then from that it led to this, but it’s nothing long-term, the operation will fix it and that’s the good news.”

Tierney added that he thinks he should be fit after his operation in around ‘three to six weeks’, meaning he should be in contention for Celtic’s Champions League qualifiers in July.

But what do you think of his comments? Should he be delaying his operation to play for Scotland as well as the Cup Final?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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