KIERAN TIERNEY insists Celtic cannot afford to dwell too long on their domestic success as they prepare for another assault on Europe.
The 20-year-old left-back has played his part in the Hoops’ historic surge to an unprecedented double treble, but accepted the Champions League remains a massive target.
Brendan Rodgers has twice successfully negotiated the dodgy qualifiers and there is an additional round to be overcome this term.
Tierney said bluntly: “We need to get into the Champions League. It’s going to be tough, there are eight games right at the start of the season. I don’t think people realise how hard that is, our biggest games are coming right at the start.
“I’ve got a few weeks off to go and relax and enjoy those when it comes.”
HOOP HOOP HOORAY…Keiren Tierney holds aloft the Scottish Cup at Hampden. Pic: Geo.
The perfectionist defender admitted: “I’ve got a lot of learning to do. I’ve got a lot of weaknesses that I work on every day in training.
“I don’t set myself any goals or anything like that. It’s just work hard every day and see where it takes you and enjoy every minute I can.
“This season has been brilliant, we got through the Champions League group in to the Europa League, we won the League Cup, we won the league and we’ve done the treble. So, it doesn’t get much better than this.
“The double treble has never been done in history and us, as a team, we’ve managed to do it and I’m just very grateful and honoured to be a part of this wonderful team.”