The Kieran Tierney trust factor that gives Arsenal doyenne the side over Liverpool's Andy Robertson
Mark McGhee reckons there was a solution difference among the two players when he was Scotland coach.
As Scotland assistant protuberance to Gordon Strachan, Mark McGhee has wiled away fresh hours than most contemplating the ultimate state team poser - how accomplish you achieve and in the alike team?
Under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp, Robertson has become one of the elite left-backs in the creation while Tierney has suffered an injury nightmare either aspect of a £25m manage to from Celtic but is now interlock and raring to go.
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If the answer is tranquillity not readily apparent two national yoke coaches on, the obsolete Aberdeen striker reckons there is a crucial and obvious difference among the two.
While Robertson is incredible going forward, he is not a natural defender - a allocation of the entertainment Tierney relishes.
And McGhee feels it's the practice that Tierney attacks the bread and butter of defending that sets him apart.
He told the Daily Mail: "I remember Andy best coming in to stagecraft a training merriment censure us and he looked terrific.
"From that point, we looked at him and thumping hastily he became somebody who valid had to be in the team.
"It’s unbelievable. These things can be about timing, being in the remedy place, but you quiet keep to carry advantage of that.
"When he went to at first there was the toss-up betwixt whether he or Moreno would play. Andy got in and all of a sudden he is nailed on.
"Kieran was always fresh typical as a defender. He is decent in the air for his size, he is aggressive and he is hasty on the turn. He leave not gain done in behind easily.
"He furthermore has that unfinished aggression. He loves to gadgetry and secure up inveigh connections and defend.
"Andy has got ameliorate at that. When he boon joined us with Scotland we couldn’t afford to bestow him somebody to certificate at set-plays because we really couldn’t trust him to perform the job.
"But as time went on he got revise at that to the atom where we could.
"He is matured into a defender where you wouldn’t fluctuate to consign him that generous of job.
And it's not legal McGhee who feels Tierney is the actual deal.
Mikel Arteta took instance out to praise the 23-year-old despite leaving him on the bench for their 2-1 quash to Brighton yesterday.
It was a bear inspired by a crave to slowly bed Tierney back into the rigours of a entire season and the Spaniard was speedy to mark out how impressed he's been with the youngster's wanting to improve.
He told Arsenal TV: "I project he was extremely virtuous to retain a 'debut' after such a want situation condemn that benign of objection without any pre-season or games beforehand.
"It was a onerous game for him and I suppose he did really well, and it was even tougher when I asked him to play as a centre-back when we missing David as well because we didn't obtain supplementary options.
"Listen, it's a elation to afafir with him and he's a young that again has an incredible attitude, he's going to grant us so many and I'm relieved to have him in the team."