KIERAN TIERNEY has revealed he feels lucky to be involved in his Bhoys’ Own Adventure.

The 19-year-old Scotland international left-back admitted he doesn’t recall the last time Celtic achieved the domestic clean sweep of silverware – he had yet to start primary school!

Now Tierney and his Hoops colleagues are on the brink of emulating Martin O’Neill’s team’s feat in season 2000/01.

He said: “I have to be honest and say that I don’t really remember the last time Celtic won a treble as I was quite young.

“But at home we had all the DVDs and I always knew about the games and what had happened.

“It feels like a privilege to be in a position that we are now where we have the chance to achieve something like that.

“But we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. I think the gaffer has made it clear that it is always about who is up next and if we can focus on that then the rest should take care of itself.”

Celtic have won 30 of their 31 games against Scottish opposition this season – 25 on the bounce – and only Inverness Caley Thistle have taken points off them in a 2-2 draw back in September.

The League Cup has already been won after the 3-0 Hampden success over Aberdeen in November and Brendan Rodgers’ side are 24 points ahead of the Dons in their quest for their sixth successive Premiership title.

It is possible only three Scottish Cup-ties – with St Mirren in Glasgow for the quarter-final on March 5 – stand between Celtic and the silverware sweep.

Tierney aded: “I just think it is great to be in this position. We don’t really think about the lead at the top of the table or anything else.

“It sounds a bit boring, but we really do just think about the next game and take it from there.

“There is still quite a lot of football to be played this season. It is nice to have the lead and it is nice to have won the League Cup already, but there are an awful lot of games on the horizon.

“The good thing just now is that we are getting a chance to take a breather and work on things at Lennoxtown because we don’t have games during the week.

“The manager wants us to not just keep the standard, but to improve it and that is what we aim to do.

“I just feel lucky to be a part of it. The dream is to win a treble, it is the same dream we have that every Celtic fan has, but it is important we go about trying to achieve that the right way.”


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